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US Extends Sanctions Waiver for Iraq to Trade with Iran

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 Iranian gas and electricity to cope […]

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US forces Have 1,000 ISIS Detainees — And They’re Going to be Used

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 them home to one of the […]

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Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence

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 on Iran by Washington. Although Iraq […]

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Syria, Iraq Respond to US Attempts to Prolong Its Occupation of Region

Baghdad (GPA) – The US decision to pull out from Syria last week has not entirely translated into a full cessation of involvement in the Middle East. While Trump declared last week to remove 2,000 ground troops from Syrian territory, he stated that he had no intentions of evacuating the nearly 5,200 forces from Iraqi […]

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The Bloody Legacy of H.W. Bush That No One’s Talking About

Washington (GPA) – George H. W. Bush may be dead but his legacy from his many years at the highest levels of US government lives on. Former President George H.W. Bush has passed on, but much like any political figure who squirms their way to the top of the D.C. ranks, the elder Bush committed […]

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Iran: New American Sanctions, and How Iran May Respond

Tehran (NEO) – Barely a day passes without an outburst of angry words and threats from the US President directed at Iran at its people. If we believe the section of the US media that is loyal to -or controlled by – the White House, there is no more dangerous country than Iran. This raises […]

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How the US Uses the “Leftist” MEK Group for Soft Aggression Against Iran

Tehran (GPA) – Washington’s pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and subsequently renewed sanctions come as US National Security Advisor appointee John Bolton’s existential objective to destroy Iran by any means necessary even if it means leveraging the soft power of a cultish death squad. US President Donald Trump ramped up the threat with […]

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The Best Way to Honor War Veterans Is to Stop Creating Them

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The US will be celebrating Veterans Day tomorrow, and many a striped flag shall be waved. The social currency of esteem will be used to elevate those who have served in the US military, thereby ensuring future generations of recruits to be thrown into the gears of the globe-spanning war machine. […]

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The US Pretends to Support The Independence of Syria and Iraq

Washington D.C. (AHT) – During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14thdialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bert McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual solicitude for Syria when he said it is “necessary for the Iran-Backed militias to leave […]

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Iraqi Election Recount Results Ratified, Paving Way for Government Formation

Bagdhad (MEE) – A recount of votes cast in Iraq’s disputed parliamentary elections were backed by the country’s supreme court on Sunday, making the results official and finally paving the way for the formation of a government after months of delay. Supreme court spokesman Iyad al-Samouk announced it had ratified the results of a manual recount announced last […]

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