American Combat Forces Deployed in US Embassy in Baghdad

‘Mossad and Daesh Hotbed’: Iraqi MP Warns of ‘Suspicious Activity’ at US Embassy in Baghdad TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iraqi lawmaker warned against the suspicious activities of the US embassy in Baghdad, and disclosed that the US Army troops have been deployed in the embassy’s premises in the Iraqi capital. The Iraqi lawmaker Riyadh al-Masoudi told…

More Civilians Killed in US Airstrikes on Residential Areas in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several more people were killed and many more wounded in the US-led coalition air raids on a civilian neighborhood in Southeastern Deir Ezzur. The number of civilians killed in the US airstrikes on people’s houses near the town of al-Takihi in the outskirts of the city of al-Basireh in Southeastern Deir Ezzur has…

Shifting Alliances: Is Turkey Now “Officially” an Ally of Russia?

Prof Michel Chossudovsky Turkey is taking delivery of Russia’s S 400 missile defence system. What this signifies is that Turkey and Russia are now “officially” allies. The first shipment of the S-400 landed in Ankara on July 12, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Defense. (see image below) Two more shipments are due, with the third delivery of “over…

Turkey Continues Receiving Russian S-400 Air Defense Parts

Turkey has continued receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system for a second day, despite Washington’s warnings that it will impose sanctions on the NATO-member country. Turkey’s defense ministry tweeted Saturday the landing of a fourth Russian cargo plane in Murted Air Base, near the capital, Ankara. On Friday, the ministry announced the much-awaited…

Senior Iraqi MP Warns of US Plot to Assassinate Hashd Al-Shaabi Commanders

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee revealed the US plot to assassinate top commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces) in collaboration with the former Ba’ath party officers. Karim al-Aliwi told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news agency on Thursday that in addition to the Ba’ath party officers, the US has…

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 and the EU: Divorce Proceedings Underway

Elijah J. Magnier As promised, Iran is partially pulling out of the JCPOA nuclear deal. This can be called a “phase one withdrawal” since other phases are expected to follow in the coming months. The basis for this act is not limited to the actions of US President Donald Trump – who shredded the JCPOA…

The US Plan to Revive Daesh in Iraq and Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington plans to bring back a more dangerous version of the ISIL terrorist group to Iraq and Syria after its failure to achieve its mischievous goals in the region, the Arabic-language media outlets reported. The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted Hessam Sho’aib, a Syrian military expert on terrorist organizations,…

Trump Imagines a Quick US War with Iran with No Plan B

Elijah J. Magnier In another of his characteristic messages via Twitter, US President Donald Trump declared his army’s capacity to use “obliteration” fire power against Iran if necessary and in case of war between the two countries. Further, Trump claims that such a war won’t last “very long”. Both statements suggest that the US administration…

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…