UAE, S. Arabia Plotting Coup in Iraq Under Cover of Protests

TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading Arab newspaper said the UAE and Saudi Arabia have for several months been plotting to launch a coup against Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper wrote on Saturday that since Abdul Mahdi was entrusted with formation of a cabinet in Iraq and the al-Fatah and Sa’eroun coalitions…

What Iran and the US Offer Their Allies

Elijah J. Magnier The alternately hot and cold  tension between the US and Iran is evolving on the Middle Eastern stage where Tehran is hitting its enemies (on its own and with the help of its allies) without causing the death of a single US person so far. It is targeting strategic objectives in Saudi Arabia…

The Gulf is Facing a Small-scale War Scenario with No Obvious Solution

Elijah J. Magnier The attacks taking place in the Gulf and its waters against harbours, energy supply pipelines and oil tankers have assumed the proportions of a small scale war; however a wider war will happen only if Iran or the USA make future mistakes or incite new frictions. A suspicious move or misinterpretation of…

US, Saudi Arabia, Seeking to Cut off Eastern Euphrates from Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Army terrorists have been destroying the passages and crossings linking Eastern Euphrates to other parts of Syria to cut off this region from the mainland, a media source said. The Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper reported that the US Army terrorists have exploded the ships and waterways in the town of al-Shahil in…

US-Saudi Plot for Independence of Washington-Backed Militants in Eastern Euphrates

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new political formation which is supported by the US and Saudi Arabia was established in Eastern Euphrates to prepare the ground for independence of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the region. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported on Tuesday that recently a political formation named ‘Independent Arab Stream’ declared existence in Deir…

Regional Powers Partake in Iraq Summit in Blow to ‘Arab NATO’

Iraq’s parliamentary summit has brought together the country’s neighbors in what has been described as “a display of rare regional unity”, further sidelining a US initiative to form an “Arab NATO”. The one-day summit, hosted by Iraq’s Parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi, brings together representatives from Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Kuwait on…

UK’s Dirty War: British Commandos Injured in Yemen

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of elite British commandos sustained injuries in direct gunfights with Yemeni forces as part of what appears to be a secretive UK military campaign in Yemen, a new report said, adding a major twist to London’s involvement in Saudi Arabia’s deadly war against its impoverished southern neighbor. The Mail on Sunday…

Zarif Returns to Politics and Soleimani to His Maps

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai It is quite normal that the Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif is not the only decision maker on foreign policy because the Islamic Republic is in a constant war-like situation with surrounding Middle Eastern countries and the west. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s decision to move the battle to Iran…

Iraqi MP Warns of US-Saudi-Israeli Plot Against Hashd Al-Shaabi

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense commission warned of a joint plot by the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel to dismantle Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Forces). Karim Aliwi told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news agency on Thursday that the US is hatching a big plot in the Middle-East which will be…

UAE, Saudi Arabia Dispatch Troops to Eastern Bank of Euphrates River in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia allegedly dispatched troops to Syria’s Northeast, purportedly stationed with the US-led coalition. Although there is no estimate of how many troops were posted from the two Persian Gulf countries, the claim comes at a time when Turkey could launch an operation targeting the East bank…