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US renewed Iran sanctions waiver for Iraq as nuclear talk resumed

Employees walk past flames rising from the burning of excess natural gas at the Bin Omar natural gas station, on January 12, 2017. (AFP) December 4, 2021 The United States 'quietly' renewed a waiver for Iraq to buy Iranian electricity just as Iran’s nuclear talks in Vienna resumed, a conservative website has said. [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Prosecutor in Iran says 128 people indicted for Soleimani killing

Qassem Soleimani, the former head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Qods Force. (NRT) November 29, 2021 An Iranian prosecutor says 124 people have been indicted in absentia for the killing of Iran’s general Qasem Soleimani by US drones in Baghdad, in January 2020. Saeed Farhadinia, special prosecutor in the international crimes [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Observers: Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias threaten Iraq’s sovereignty

Members of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, during a symbolic funeral in Baghdad, on June 29, 2021, carry the mock coffins of comrades who were killed by US airstrikes. (AFP) November 20, 2021 There has been no claim of responsibility for the November 7 assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, but analysts [...]

By |November 20th, 2021|Iraq|

Iraqi Shiite cleric calls on pro-Iran militias to disband

Moqtada al-Sadr addresses his supporters at the grand mosque of Kufa on Sept 21, 2018. (AFP) November 19, 2021 Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric who emerged as a winner in last month’s general elections on Thursday called on the country’s myriad pro-Iran Shiite armed factions to disband if they want to join his upcoming [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|Iraq|

The policy of Tehran’s allies to make a demographic change in Diyala

Iraqi Shiite militias take position in the northern part of Diyala province. (AFP) By Trackpersia November 11, 2021 In recent years, fighters of the extremist groups of the Islamic State (IS) have used Iranian weapons to control some parts of Diyala province, which borders Iran, after Iran-linked Shiite militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iraq|

Biden administration hesitates to condemn Iranian terrorism in Iraq

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state, left, and Lloyd Austin, U.S. secretary of defense, right, listen during a cabinet meeting in Washington, July 20, 2021. (EPA) By Hussain Abdul-Hussain November 11, 2021 Proxies of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sent an exploding drone to assassinate the prime minister [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Assassination attempt shows why Iraq must confront Iran

Iran-backed militia fighters march in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (AP) By Bobby Ghosh November 9, 2021 Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was fortunate to emerge from the early Sunday drone strike on his residence with just a light cut, covered by a bandage on his left wrist for his televised speech [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Iraq|

Head of Iran’s Quds Force visited Iraq after attack on PM

Brigadier General Esmail Qaani (Ghaani), IRGC Quds Force deputy, undated. (IRNA) November 9, 2021 Head of Iran’s Quds Force visited Baghdad after the assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister, and said Tehran and its allies had nothing to do with the drone attack that lightly injured the Iraqi leader, two Iraqi politicians said [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Iraq|

Iran-backed militia staged attack on Iraq PM – officials

Photos show damage to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s home as a result of the failed assassination attempt, Nov 8, 2021. (ِAFP) November 8, 2021 A drone attack that targeted the Iraqi prime minister on Sunday was carried out by at least one Iran-backed militia group using Iranian-made equipment, Iraqi security officials and [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Iraq|

Iran tries to distance itself from assassination attempt on Iraq’s PM

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) November 8, 2021 Iranian official reactions to the drone attack on the residence of Iraq’s prime minister were meant to deflect any blame and pointing fingers at unknown forces. Social media users in Iran generally described government reactions to the incident as a [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Iraq|