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Why anti-corruption activists are attacking Iran’s interests in Iraq

Protesters set fire to the entrances and gates of the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Karbala following the funeral of assassinated activist Ehab Al-Wazni, May 9, 2021. (Supplied) By Track Persia May 15, 2021 Early Sunday, an anti-corruption campaigner Ihab al-Wazni was shot dead in Karbala, Iraq’s holiest Shi’ite Muslim city where Imam Hussein, [...]

By |May 15th, 2021|Iraq|

Rouhani says Shalamcheh-Basra railway to connect Iran to Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference in New York, Sept 22, 2016. (REUTERS) May 14, 2021 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised to connect Iran to Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean through the Shalamcheh-Basra railway. "Iran's Khorramshahr, Abadan, and Shalamcheh are located in a very important strategic area," said Rouhani [...]

By |May 14th, 2021|Iraq, Syria|

Iraq’s protest leaders forced into hiding by pro-Iran militia death threats

Demonstrators run from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during anti-government protests in Baghdad, Nov 12, 2019. (Reuters) May 12, 2021 Mustafa Makki Karim, 24, fled Baghdad for the relative safety of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region last year following a spate of death threats by pro-Iran groups for his role in the [...]

By |May 12th, 2021|Iraq|

Iranian-British businessman abducted in Iraq, handed over to Iran: Sources

Mohammad Khatami was handed over to the Intelligence Organization of IRGC. (Supplied) May 12, 2021 An Iranian-British businessman was abducted by an Iran-backed militia in Iraq and handed over to Iranian authorities on Monday, Al Arabiya has learned. The abductee, Mohammad Khatami, was captured along with two others, according to Al Arabiya sources. [...]

By |May 12th, 2021|Iraq|

15 American officials reveal the covert plan to eliminate Soleimani

A burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following a US airstrike which targeted Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP) May 10, 2021 Fifteen current and former American officials revealed to Yahoo News the details of the Trump administration’s covert plan to eliminate Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran protests Iraq over raid on diplomatic site

Demonstrators set fire to trash in front of the Iranian consulate in Karbala, Iraq, Nov 3, 2019. (Reuters) May 10, 2021 Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday it “strongly condemns” Iraq’s raid on Tehran’s consulate in Karbala over the killing of a prominent activist. Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh Monday told reporters that Iran late [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Iraq|

Iraqis set Iran’s consulate in Karbala on fire following activist assassination

Protesters set fire to the entrances and gates of the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Karbala following the funeral of assassinated activist Ehab Al-Wazni, May 9, 2021. (Supplied) May 10, 2021 Protesters set fire to the entrances and gates of the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Karbala following the funeral of assassinated activist Ehab Al-Wazni. [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Iraq|

Baghdad residents celebrate removal of Iran’s Khomeini, Soleimani billboards

Residents in Baghdad have been captured on camera cheering after billboards of Iran’s former and top leaders were torn down in the Iraqi capital. (Twitter) May 6, 2021 Residents in Baghdad have been captured on camera cheering after billboards of Iran’s former and top leaders were torn down in the Iraqi capital, a [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|Iraq|

Iranian-backed rocket attacks on US increase in Iraq

A bulldozer clears rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP) May 6, 2021 On Tuesday two rockets landed at Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq. On Monday three to six rockets fell near Balad air base in Iraq, according to various reports. The base houses US contractors [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

The real Iran nuclear talks: Why did Bill Burns go to Baghdad?

Biden’s team sought to rebuild Iran’s hard currency reserves even prior to any Iranian commitment to return to compliance with the (JCPOA). (Getty) By Michael Rubin April 29, 2021 The Biden administration has made no secret of its desire to negotiate with Iran. During the campaign, Joe Biden repeatedly criticized the Trump administration’s decision to exit the [...]

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