Iran asks Iraq to expel Iranian rebels from Kurdistan region

Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDPI) members inspect damage at their party headquarters in Koysinjaq, east of Irbil, Sept 12, 2018. (AFP) August 11, 2021 A senior Iranian security official urged Iraq on Tuesday to expel Iranian rebels from Iraqi Kurdistan, or expect Tehran to take "preventative measures" against the armed groups, Iranian state [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Iran’s Guards renew pledge to support Iraqi Shiite militias

Members of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militias demonstrate their skills during a rehabilitation military exercise in Basra. (Reuters) August 9, 2021 The commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Falih Al-Fayyadh, has said on Sunday that his organization “owes its existence” to former Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a [...]

By |August 9th, 2021|Iraq|

Iranian opposition party accuses Tehran of assassinating one of its leaders in Erbil

Musa Babakhani, a member of the Central Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, was assassinated by a terrorist affiliated with Iran in the city of Erbil. (Supplied) August 9, 2021 The Iranian opposition Kurdistan Democratic Party, the oldest Kurdish group in Iran and active in Iraqi Kurdistan, accused Iran on Saturday of assassinating [...]

By |August 9th, 2021|Iraq, Minorities|

Three ‘IRGC agents’ sentenced to death for assassination in Iraqi Kurdistan

Qader Qaderi, a KDP-Iran’s commander, was killed while during a private visit while traveling on the route between Balisan-Chwarqurne. (KDP Press) August 4, 2021 A court in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has sentenced three people to death for the murder of a leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK). [...]

By |August 4th, 2021|Iraq|

Treat Iraq’s Iran-aligned militias like ISIS

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces march as they hold their flag and posters of Iraqi and Iranian Shiites spiritual leaders during "al-Quds" Day, in Baghdad, June 8, 2018. (AP) By Ranj Alaaldin August 3, 2021 Iraq is beset with crises. In the scorching summer heat, the country is suffering from electricity and water shortages, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

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|