Iran regime’s bad situation in Iraq

Protesters hold a sign belonging to the Iranian consulate building before storming and burning it in Basra, Iraq, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP) By Esmaeil Mohades July 31, 2021 “One damn thing after another.” This is what the Iranian regime is facing at an increasing tendency. The miserable situation inside the country, successive crises, [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|Iraq|

Who can rein in Iran-aligned Shiite militias in Iraq after Soleimani?

A poster shows the faces of Khamenei, Qassem Soleimani, Ayatollah Khomeini and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, Baghdad, Iraq, May 20, 2020. (Twitter) By Track Persia July 28, 2021 While Iraqi Prime mister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington to discuss the end of US combat operations in Iraq on [...]

By |July 28th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Pro-Iran groups welcome US vow to end Iraq combat operations

U.S. soldiers are seen during a handover ceremony of Taji military base from US-ledadd coalition troops to Iraqi security forces, in Baghdad, August 23, 2020. (REUTERS) July 28, 2021 Several powerful pro-Iran groups in Iraq on Tuesday welcomed an announcement by Washington that US combat operations in the country will end this year, [...]

By |July 28th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran presses for visa waiver from Iraq

A member of medical team checks the body temperature of an Iraqi man upon arrival from Iran, in Basra, Iraq, Feb 20, 2020. (EPA-EFE) July 17, 2021 During a meeting between the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, and the acting minister of health, Hani Iqabi on Jul 12, the latter announced that [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Iraq|

Iranian commander urged escalation against U.S. forces at Iraq meeting, sources say

Blast walls of a sleeping quarters for U.S. soldiers are seen at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. (REUTERS) July 13, 2021 A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander urged Iraqi Shi’ite militias to step up attacks on U.S. targets during a meeting in Baghdad last week, three militia [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Iraq|

Republicans seeking to retain Biden’s authority to strike Iran, its proxies

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an airstrike in Qaim, Iraq, Dec 30, 2019. (REUTERS) July 13, 2021 Pressure is mounting for the Biden administration to respond with an “iron fist” against the scaled-up attacks of Iran-aligned militias against US forces in Iraq and Syria. Highly concerned by [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Biden under pressure to respond to escalating attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP) By Lara Seligman and Andrew Desiderio July 13, 2021 A series of Iranian-backed militia attacks against Americans in Iraq and Syria is piling new [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Iraq accuses Iran of violation by cutting off water from vital rivers

Water storage project in Basra, Iraq. (Reuters) July 12, 2021 Iraqi officials have accused Iran in recent days of reducing water flow from rivers shared by the two countries, violating international law and endangering Iraq’s agricultural sector and in some cases the populations drinking water supply. Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Hamedani [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Iraq|

Iran has declared war on the US in Iraq through its proxies – analysis

The Ayn al-Asad air base in Iraq was attacked by Iranian missiles in January 2020. (The New York Times) July 10, 2021 Daily rocket and drone attacks on the US in Iraq are no longer just the harassment that began in May 2019. The targeted attacks are increasing, and they also involve more sophisticated [...]

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

Drone attacks by Iraqi militias reflect Iran’s waning hold

Iran-backed militia fighters march in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (AP) July 9, 2021 Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force commander brought one main directive for Iraqi militia faction leaders long beholden to Tehran, when he gathered with them in Baghdad last month: Maintain calm, until after nuclear talks between Iran and the [...]

By |July 9th, 2021|Iraq|