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Muqtada al-Sadr’s shift towards Iran proved he is hypocrite political chameleon.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr drives a car as he joins anti-government demonstrators gathering in Najaf on Oct. 29, 2019. (AFP) By Track PersiaFebruary 29, 2010 The Iraqi parliament is the most divided in post-US led invasion Iraq after having postponed a vote of confidence in prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi’s government for a [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Iraq|

IRGC-led militant leader threatens attacks against US in Iraq soon

Qassem Soleimani and Akram Kabi in Aleppo, Syria, Nov. 2015. (Supplied) By Amir Toumaj February 29, 2020 On 14 February, Akram al-Kabi, the leader of the Iraqi Harakat al Nujaba (HAN) paramilitary group, warned during an address in Tehran that the “resistance” would “certainly” give a “military response” to the US over the deaths of [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US targets Iranian-backed militia active in Iraq: State Department

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Nujaba armed group march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 27, 2020 The United States on Wednesday blacklisted a senior member of Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, punishing it for its attacks targeting US forces, most recently for killing [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

New leader takes helm of Iranian proxy forces in Iraq

Cardboard cutouts of Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who were killed in a U.S. air strike, are seen during the forty days memorial in Baghdad, Iraq Feb 11, 2020. (Reuters) By Behnam Ben Taleblu February 27, 2020 Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) – the paramilitary organization that encompasses the country’s [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran to be ‘held accountable’ for any action against US interests in Iraq

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State, June 10, 2019. (AFP) February 25, 2020 Washington warned on Monday that the Iranian regime would be held accountable for any action by ‘the Shia militias’ in Iraq against US interests, and reminded [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraq confirms elderly Iranian as first coronavirus case

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20,2020. (AFP) February 25, 2020 Iraq on Monday confirmed its first novel coronavirus case in an elderly Iranian national in the southern shrine city of Najaf, according to health officials. Iraq, a country with a dilapidated healthcare system, [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Iraq|

Grave of Iraq commander killed alongside Qassem Soleimani, a new anti-US magnet

Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis’ final resting place has gained near-holy status. (AFP) February 24, 2020 A minibus stopped outside the world’s largest cemetery in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Najaf. Five women got out, telephone cameras filming the scene, and dashed excitedly toward a grave. Clad in black, they joined [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraq prepares quarantine centers along Iranian border amid coronavirus fears

Iranian customs checkpoint on a border crossing with Iraq in Kermanshah province. (Twitter) February 21, 2020 Iraq will be preparing quarantine centers along its territories bordering Iran after Tehran announced at least 5 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the ministry of health announced on Thursday. The Iraqi health minister held a meeting to discuss [...]

By |February 21st, 2020|Iraq|

Inside Iran’s push to get Hezbollah to take a role in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Kataib Hezbollah militia march during a military parade marking Al-Quds International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 Since the US killed Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran has been feeling a vacuum in its “axis of resistance.” Tehran must [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|

Pompeo condemns Iranian interference in Iraq, Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) February 15, 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned Iranian interference in the affairs of Iraq and Lebanon, during a speech at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Iraq, Lebanon|