Iraqi Resistance Group Vows to Keep Targeting US Forces

TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman for Iraq’s Al-Nujaba Movement said the country’s resistance forces will continue to target American forces regardless of their name being changed from combat forces to trainers and advisers. “Regarding the US military’s presence, names and titles do not matter, and they will still be targets for the weapons of resistance under…

Iraq Base Housing US Troops Hit in Drone Attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- A military base in Northern Iraq that hosts United States troops has been hit in a rocket attack, the latest to target Washington’s presence in the country. Local media said the attack targeted a base near Al-Harir, 70km (45 miles) Northeast of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, Al-Jazeera reported. It…

Iraqi Resistance Lambasts FM’s Remarks on Need for US Troops

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein’s recent statements about the need for US forces in the Arab country drew strong criticism from anti-terror resistance groups and political leaders. Speaking at a joint press conference alongside his American counterpart Antony Blinken in Washington on Friday, the Iraqi foreign minister said that Baghdad still required Washington’s…

US Uses “Economic Hammer” as a Less Costly War Against Iran and its Axis

Elijah J. Magnier Ebrahim Raisi, president-elect of Iran (Photo: Majid Saeedi / Getty Images) The US administration has changed its strategy towards the Middle East without abandoning its objectives and hegemony. Direct military confrontation with Syria and Lebanon is no longer viable because the human and material costs for the United States are too high….

What Card is Washington Playing in Afghanistan via Ankara?

Vladimir Danilov Despite the intense debate that has been going on in Turkey and beyond over the last few days about the advisability of Ankara taking over the baton from the USA in Afghanistan, as well as the main intrigue – what it will do in the IRA, President Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed the other day…

NATO-Backed Terror: Bombs Rain Down as I Visit the Idlib Frontlines

Vanessa Beeley Children are being killed, homes are being shelled, and fields scorched, often by Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists armed with US-made weapons or by Turkish artillery. Where’s the outcry in the West against these war crimes? UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres celebrated the extension of a “humanitarian” border crossing at Bab Al Hawa on July 10…

US, Iraq to Agree that Combat Troops Should Leave by End of 2021

Gaby Arancibia Following the ongoing efforts to remove US forces from Afghanistan, chatter has begun to emerge regarding the potential pullout of American troops from nearby Iraq, which has endured the presence of US soldiers since the 2003 invasion to oust then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Top US and Iraqi officials are expected to issue…

Facts Point to Interaction between US, NATO and the Islamic State in Afghanistan

According to Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia is aware of unmarked helicopters conducting flights in areas, where IS militants were active. “It would have been impossible to carry out such activities unbeknownst to the US and NATO forces that had complete control of Afghanistan’s airspace,” she explained MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. Moscow has repeatedly…

Envoy Underlines Iran’s Solidarity with Cubans against US Pressures

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi stressed that his country will stand beside the Cuban nation against the US enmities and pressures. Takht Ravanchi underscored Iran’s “decisive support” for Cuba in the face of pressure by the US, which is increasing its interventionist actions targeting the Latin…

Iraqi Security Arrests Head of ISIS in Baghdad, a Blow to the Pentagon

Syria News Iraqi National Security Services in a qualitative operation arrested the ‘governor’ of ISIS in Baghdad, the top commander of the US-sponsored terrorist group in the Iraqi capital. The security service said in a statement that it ‘managed to arrest the terrorist in a qualitative operation, the operation was based on preemptive information after monitoring and…

Turkish-Israeli Ties are Strategic and Deep

Ali A. Jenabzadeh A member of the National Reconciliation Committee in Syria stresses that Turkey-Israel ties are profound and on the rise. “The Turkish-Israeli- relations are strategic and deep-rooted, though they fluctuate according to the attitudes of the two governments, so it is generally getting stronger day by day,” Omar Rahmoun tells the Tehran Times….

Iraqi PM Says All US Combat Troops Must Leave

Ilya Tsukanov In January 2020, Iraq’s parliament issued a resolution ordering the expulsion of all US and coalition forces from their country in response to the unprovoked assassination of a senior Iranian military commander in Baghdad. Washington has pared down its deployment and handed over some bases to Iraq, but refused to depart the country…