Iran Declares War on the USA’s Covert Influence in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. The second was to neutralise the Iraqi groups (known as Hashd al-Shaabi)…

Iran has Warned it Will Target Arab Countries in Case of War

Elijah J. Magnier Iran has summoned  the United Arab Emirates’ chargé d’affaires in Tehran to protest that the UAE allowed the US to use its Al-Dhafra base in UAE to launch the Global Hawk surveillance drone (worth some $130 million) that was downed on the 20thof June by the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) air defence missile system. The…

Sharmine Narwani: The Secret History of America’s Defeat in Syria

Patrick Lawrence Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy leader of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), Iraqi paramilitary forces created to defeat ISIS. The US describes Muhandis as “an advisor to (IRGC Quds Force Commander) Qassem Suleimani.” Photo taken in Baghdad, Iraq in December 2017. When the war in Syria was recently declared decisively over,…

Iran Upstages the US in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Iraq for three days, leading a large political and business delegation to deepen the relationship between the two countries. Rouhani met with the Iraqi President, Prime Minister, and Speaker of Parliament. The Iranian President visited Karbalaa this afternoon, is spending the night in Najaf…

Lavrov, Shaaban Discuss Latest Developments in Syria

21 February، 2019 Moscow, SANA Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed on Thursday with Presidential Political and Media Advisor Buthaina Shaaban the latest developments in Syria and the efforts exerted to contribute to the political process in a way that guarantees Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that…

Rallies Held in Syria Against Aid Deliveries Blockage by Syrian Democratic Forces

MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. Residents in the Syrian regions of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor have taken to the streets demanding that the US-led coalition troops be withdrawn from the country and that the Syrian Democratic Forces armed organization stop blocking humanitarian aid deliveries, Lieutenant General Sergei Solomatin, head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of…

Iraq: Daesh Reviving Operations in Areas Under US Occupation

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi lawmaker disclosed that the ISIL militants are actively engaged in terrorist activities in areas under the occupation of the US Army in the Northern parts of Iraq. “The ISIL terrorists have resumed their activities in the US-held regions in Northern Salahuddin, Al-Anbar, Diyala and Western Kirkuk,” the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news…

Commander: Hashd Al-Shaabi Waiting for Zero Hour to Deploy in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi Popular Forces) underlined his forces’ full preparedness to enter the Syrian territories for military operations against the ISIL to establish security at common borders. The Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website quoted Hashd al-Shaabi’s Commander in al-Anbar province Qassim Muslih as saying on Monday that his forces are…