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Tens of thousands rally in Iran capital against US ‘crimes’

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C) with the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ al-Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani (3rd from R) at a religious ceremony in Tehran. (AFP) January 3, 2020 Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Tehran to protest against American "crimes", an AFP correspondent [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Brian Hook: Iran organized Baghdad embassy attack in ‘desperation’

Iran-backed militia fighters gather to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi, outside the main gate of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. December 31, 2019. (AP) January 3, 2020 The U.S. Special Representative for Iran on December 2 told the BBC Radio 4's Today Program that in "an act of desperation" [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US kills Iran’s most powerful general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad airstrike

Gen. Qassem Soleimani (C), who heads the elite Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard attends a graduation ceremony of a group of the guard's officers in Tehran,June 30, 2018. (AP) January 3, 2020 The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

US expects more attacks from Iran-backed groups

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AFP) January 2, 2020 Iran or its proxy forces may be planning further strikes on American interests in the Middle East, and the US is prepared to take preemptive military action if it gets sufficient warning, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday. “The game has changed,” Esper said, [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Israel believes it is no longer ‘alone’ after U.S. action against Iran-backed militia

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an air strike in Qaim, Iraq, December 30, 2019. (REUTERS) January 02, 2019 Israeli leaders consider U.S strikes on Iran-backed Iraqi militia as a “potential turning point” in the campaign against Tehran which they had claimed earlier they were fighting "alone". Speaking [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Iraq, Isreal, North America, USA|

Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces leader threatens attacks on Saudi, UAE, Bahraini embassies

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) January 1, 2020 Secretary-General of the Iraqi Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), a branch of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, has threatened attacks on the embassies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

US bombings in Iraq and Syria targeted a key Iranian unit

Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an air strike in Qaim, Iraq, December 30, 2019. (REUTERS) January 1, 2020 The US bombings of Kataib Hezbollah bases in Iraq and Syria have been criticized by Iran, Russia, and Iraq itself, which has said it would review its relationship with [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Iraq, North America, Syria, USA|

Trump says Iran will ‘pay a very big price’ if lives are lost at any US facility

President Donald Trump speaks at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks at the White House, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP) January 1, 2020 US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Iran will be held accountable for lives lost in attacks on any US facilities. “Iran will be [...]

By |January 1st, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Trump blames Iran, calls on Iraq to protect US embassy

Trump speaks during an interview in the Oval Office on Aug. 30. (AP) December 31, 2019 President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for a breach of the US Embassy compound in Baghdad and is calling on Iraq to protect the embassy. Trump tweeted Tuesday that “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many.” He [...]

By |December 31st, 2019|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack US Embassy

Protesters and militia fighters gather to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi, outside the main gate of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. December 31, 2019. (AP) December 31, 2019 Hundreds of angry supporters of an Iraqi Shiite militia smashed security cameras on the wall around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, [...]

By |December 31st, 2019|Iraq, North America, USA|