Washington blacklists Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders over protests

Iraqi protesters burning Iranian flag during demonstration in Karbala, Iraq, November 6, 2019. (AP) December 7, 2019 The United States on Friday blacklisted three Iran-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders over their alleged role in killings of anti-government protesters in Iraq, the US Treasury Department said. They are the latest US sanctions to target Iraqi [...]

By |December 7th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran bid to name new Iraqi PM

A picture published by the Tasnim agency showing Iranian Quds Force commander Qasim Soleimani in Najaf, Iraq. (Supplied) December 6, 2019 Iran wants to name the next prime minister of Iraq. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Mohammed Kawtharany, a top official with [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran issues travel advisory after its consulate in Najaf is torched

Demonstrators run from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 12, 2019. (Reuters) December 5, 2019 Iran urged its citizens against heading to protest sites in Iraq after demonstrators torched its country’s consulate in Najaf city earlier this week. It marks the third time [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran moving short-range missiles into Iraq

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen in Tehran in September 2017. (Reuters) December 5, 2019 Iran is using the current upheaval in Iraq to secretly move and stockpile short-range ballistic missiles in its neighboring country, the New York Times reports citing US intelligence [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran consulate in Iraq burns a 3rd time, amid premier talks

Demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on November 27. (AP) December 4, 2019 Anti-government protesters burned an Iranian consulate in southern Iraq for a third time on Tuesday, as the country’s political leaders continued talks over selecting a new prime minister following weeks of [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Iraq|

Iran’s proxies in Iraq, Lebanon signing own death warrants

Medical crew carry a wounded man during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, on Dec. 1, 2019. (REUTERS) By Baria Alamuddin December 3, 2019 With 400 already dead, the killings in Iraq escalated horrifically at the weekend following the torching of Iran’s consulate in the holy city of Najaf. About 70 protesters were gunned [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Iraq, Lebanon|

Breaking Khamenei’s front line, Iranian’s regime levee crushed in Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in Tehran, Iran, April 6, 2019. (REUTERS) December 3, 2019 After two months of suffering and bloodshed, following the Nasiriyah uprising in Iraq, the red line of the Iranian regime in the preservation of Adel Abdul Mahdi as the Iraqi prime [...]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Iraq|

Fire trucks head to Iranian consulate in Iraq’s Najaf to extinguish a fire

Demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on November 27. (AP) December 2, 2019 Civil Defense vehicles were seen rushing to the Iranian consulate in Najaf in southern Iraq to extinguish a fire ignited by protesters for the second time in less than a week, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Iraq|

Threats, arrests, targeted killings silence Iraqi dissidents by Iran-backed militias

Iraqi Shia militiamen hold portraits of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini (C), Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei (L) and Iraq's Shia cleric Ayatollah Sistani during a parade in Baghdad, Sep 10, 2017. (Reuters) By John Davison and Ahmed Aboulenein November 30, 2019 After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel al-Madani and his [...]

By |November 30th, 2019|Iraq|

Iranian regime backed Iraqi general, responsible for the massacre of MEK members, commands another massacre in Nassiriya

Anti-government protesters take cover while Iraq security forces fire during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP) November 30, 2019 On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters. The demonstrators stormed and torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf. Reuters reported that [...]

By |November 30th, 2019|Iraq|