Bagdhad (AMA) – Iraq has opposed the final statement of an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned what it called Iran’s “interference” in countries of the Middle East region. A statement by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council and the communiqué issued after a wider summit both underlined the rightsContinue Reading

Tehran (TNA) – Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said Saudi Arabia had a role in the recent acts of sabotage in Iraq’s capital Baghdad and in the United Arab Emirates. Addressing a cultural meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Major General Mousavi said if the evidence were toContinue Reading

Washington (MEMO) – The US State Department has issued a security alert and ordered staff to evacuate Iraq amid escalating tensions with neighboring Iran. The alert posted on the US embassy in Iraq today read: “The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both atContinue Reading

Bagdhad (TNA) – The US has extended a waiver to let Iraq keep buying power from Iran, despite Washington’s campaign of sanctions, a State Department official said. The State Department issued a second three-month exemption from Iran sanctions for Iraq, mindful not to destabilize the war-torn country increasingly reliant on IranianContinue Reading

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Damascus (AHT) – On February 15, 2019, The Military Times reported that U.S. forces occupying Syria, along with some of their “allies” were holding about 1,000 ISIS fighters. With Syria becoming unified under its legitimate government, the question now is: What do we do with the terrorists? Release them? Imprison them? Send themContinue Reading

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Baghdad (GPA) – In another blow to US control on Iraq, the country’s foreign minister warned that Baghdad would ignore US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions onContinue Reading