The US Holds Iraq Hostage with the Dollar

Zaher Mousa Since 2003, Iraq is required to send all its oil revenues to a single US bank account. Washington is now weaponizing Baghdad’s own dollars against Iraq, by devaluing its currency and hindering payments. In an effort to combat rampant corruption in Iraq, the US has implemented several strict measures, including sanctions on Iraqi banks…

Iraqi PM Supports Continued Presence of US, NATO Troops

The Cradle The interview with The Wall Street Journal was the first Sudani held with a US media outlet since the October election In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani confirmed that the US would continue to have an indefinite military presence in Iraq to combat ISIS. “We think…

How General Soleimani Kick-Started the Multipolar World

Pepe Escobar The consensus among future historians will be inevitable: the 2020s started with a diabolic murder. Baghdad airport, January 3, 2020, 00:52 a.m. local time. The assassination of Gen.QassemSoleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic RevolutionGuards Corps (IRGC), alongside Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, by laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire…

‘The Americans Did Not Fight ISIS’: Interview with Hezbollah Commander in Iraq

The Cradle’s Lebanon Correspondent The Cradle speaks with a senior Hezbollah military official in Iraq on the crucial role played by Iran’s late Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in leading the resistance against ISIS. Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander of the elite Quds Force in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), played a significant…

The Lieutenant of the Oppressed West Asian

Sondoss Al Asaad General Qassem Soleimani is the savior warrior who has brought radical takfiris and imperialists to their knees. At the onset of 2020, the brutal decision was taken in the White House to assassinate the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, Lieutenant Qassim Soleimani, along with the deputy…

Soleimani Assassination Commemorated in Mass Rallies Across the Region

The Cradle Gatherings to commemorate the Iranian general were held in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and a number of other countries across West Asia and the world As Iranians and Iraqis commemorate the three-year anniversary of Washington’s illegal assassination of Iran’s Quds Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, scores of people have,…

A US Tool against Iran: Kurdish Militancy on the Iran-Iraq Border

The Cradle’s Iraq Correspondent US and Israeli-backed armed Kurdish separatists on the Iraqi border have participated in every incident of Iranian domestic strife, from 2009 to 2022. After hours of traveling around the Iraqi border between the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Iran, you will come to a single conclusion: “This is a one-sided…

Former Iraqi PM Under US Protection, Faces Arrest for Soleimani Assassination

The Cradle Kadhimi is also under suspicion of being involved in the disappearance of $2.5 billion from Iraq’s tax authority Iraqi lawmakers are considering arresting former Iraqi prime minister Mustafa Kadhimi for his alleged role in the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Qassem Soleimani by the US in 2020. During an interview with Iraqi news outlet Shafaq News on 12…

Stolen Syrian Oil: The Fuel for Syria’s Partition

Firas Al-Shoufi The role of the US military in stealing Syria’s oil runs deeper than mere petty theft. The funds are used to prop up Kurdish self-rule and ensure Syria’s geographic division. In July 2021, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin described the US theft of oil from the areas it occupies in eastern Syria as “bandit behavior.”…

Iran, Iraq Unites against Separatist Groups

TEHRAN TIMES– The new f traveled to Iran on Tuesday and held talks in which the issue of Kurdish separatist groups based in Iraqi Kurdistan apparently featured high among other issues. In Tehran, al-Sudani held several high-level meetings, including a remarkable one with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. The Iraqi prime…

Time Running Out to Save the Kurds in Syria

Steven Sahiounie The Kurds in northeastern Syria have established their semi-autonomous administration which they call “Rojava”. They are now under threat of an increased invasion and occupation by Turkish ground troops, which could end in ethnic cleansing and mass casualties. Turkish President Erdogan has demanded for years that the US must stop supporting the Syrian…

US Deploys Heavy Reinforcements to Northern Syria from Iraq

The Cradle The reinforcements coincide with Washington’s efforts to prevent Turkey from launching a ground offensive against the SDF, representing potential US deterrence against Ankara The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on 26 November that large reinforcements of US military troops and equipment made their way into northern and eastern Syria, coming…