Iran to resume gas flows to Iraq after agreement on unpaid bills

Flames emerge from flare stacks at the oil fields in Kirkuk, Iraq October 18, 2017. (REUTERS) December 29, 2020 Iran will resume normal gas flows to Iraq on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with Iraq on Tuesday over unpaid bills, a spokesman for Iraq’s electricity ministry said. Iran’s state gas company said on Monday it [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Iraq|

Iraqi delegation visits Tehran to reign in militias

Iran-backed Iraqi protesters use a plumbing pipe to break the bullet-proof glass of the US embassy's windows in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019. (AFP) December 29, 2020 Iran announced Monday the visit of an Iraqi delegation, carrying a message from Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi to the Iranian leadership on the militias it backs in Iraq. Kadhimi’s [...]

By |December 29th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran gas company says slashed flow to Iraq over $6 billion debt

Workers set up a natural gas pipeline at Iraq's border with Iran in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, April 12, 2016. (Reuters) December 28, 2020 Iran’s state gas company said on Monday it had slashed supplies to neighbouring Iraq over arrears of more than $6 billion, after the Iraqi electricity ministry said the cuts placed Baghdad [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Iraq|

Why Iran is keen on developing Iraq’s Shi’ite religious shrines

Worshipers at the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, on Friday, Oct 18, 2019. (AP) By Trackpersia December 28, 2020 A senior Iranian commander made an unannounced visit to one of Shi’ite Islam’s holiest sites in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala in September. According to Iranian media, the senior officer of Iran’s Islamic [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Ideology, Iraq|

Iran lowers gas exports to Iraq, cutting power supplies

A general view of a natural gas refinery in the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of the Gulf in Asalouyeh, Iran, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP) December 28, 2020 Iraqis living in Baghdad and Central Euphrates governorates are braving this year’s winter weather without the ability to turn on much needed electric heaters [...]

By |December 28th, 2020|Iraq|

Iran warns US President Trump against any ‘adventurism’ before leaving White House

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP) December 24, 2020 Iran on Thursday warned the US president against any "adventurism" before leaving the White House, after Donald Trump said he would hold "Iran responsible" for any fatal attack on Americans in Iraq. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Trump warns Iran over rocket strike on embassy in Iraq

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the U.S. military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base, in Iraq, Dec 26, 2019. (AFP) December 24, 2020 US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday he would hold “Iran responsible” in the event of a fatal attack on Americans in Iraq, as [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Iraq, North Korea, USA|

Iran presses U.S. to exit Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvers to influence both

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) By David Brennan December 24, 2020 Iran is upping the ante against American military presence in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq—two of America's so-called "forever wars" that President-Elect Joe Biden will be under pressure to finally end when he comes to power next month. [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, USA|

Top U.S. officials agree options to give Trump for any attacks on Americans in Iraq

Iraqi security forces are deployed in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 1, 2020. (AFP) December 24, 2020 Top U.S. national security officials agreed on Wednesday on a proposed range of options to present to President Donald Trump aimed at deterring any attack on U.S. military or diplomatic personnel in [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Opponents of the Iranian regime: Trapped to be kidnapped, executed and inflict revenge after their execution

Ruhollah Zam, the operator of an anti-regime Telegram channel, in a trial at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. (Supplied) By Trackpersia December 23, 2020 On 17 December, a group of plainclothes agents of the Iranian security destroyed the grave of the wrestling champion Navid Afkary who had been arrested in 2018 in relation with the [...]

By |December 23rd, 2020|Europe, Iraq, Middle East, Opinions On Iran|