Iraq

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  • American military personnel surveying the damage to a building in January at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. 2020-02-11 13:01

    More than 100 troops have brain injuries from Iran missile strike, Pentagon says

    More than 100 American service members have traumatic brain injuries from Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in January, the Defense Department said, a number that was more than 50 percent higher than previously disclosed.

  • Ali Akbar Velayati 2020-02-09 13:20

    Era of U.S. presence in region is over, says Velayati

    TEHRAN — Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has said that the era of U.S. presence in Iraq and Syria has come to an end thanks to Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani’s blood.

  • Donald Trump 2020-02-08 19:50

    By staff and agency

    Iraqi officials say ISIS, not Iran, behind rocket attack that Trump used to justify Soleimani assassination

    In a “bombshell” revelation that calls into question one of the Trump administration’s stated justificiations for assassinating Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani—a move that nearly sparked a region-wide military conflict—Iraqi intelligence officials told the New York Times that they believe ISIS, not an Iran-linked popular forces, was likely responsible for the Dec. 27 rocket attack that killed an American contractor at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq, Common Dreams reported on Friday.

  • Director Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian and cast member Mehran Modiri attend a press conference for “Walnut Tree” during the 38th Fajr Film Festival at Mellat Cineplex in Tehran on February 4, 2020. (Mehr 2020-02-05 19:03

    By Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet

    Fajr filmgoers spend emotional night on Sardasht chemical attack tragedy

    TEHRAN – Filmgoers left Tehran theaters teary-eyed Tuesday evening after watching director Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian’s new film “Walnut Tree” on the profound tragedy of Iraq’s chemical attack on the Iranian town of Sardasht in 1987.

  • Iraq's new prime minister 2020-02-02 21:31

    Tehran welcomes naming of new Iraq PM

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi issued a statement on Sunday saying Iran welcomes the appointment of Mohammed Allawi as the new prime minister of Iraq.

  • Palestinian demonstrators burn a US flag during a protest against the so-called deal of the century in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on January 31, 2020. (Photo by AFP) 2020-02-01 11:58

    Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani slams Trump's ‘unjust’ plan for Palestine

    Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has condemned US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stating that the “unjust” initiative seeks to legitimize further occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime.

  • Larijani 2020-01-28 21:29

    U.S. ‘Deal of Century’ seeking to humiliate all Muslims: Larijani

    TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned Washington’s plots to sow discord among Muslims, noting that the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ stems from lack of unity among Muslims.

  • Damir Nazarov 2020-01-26 17:12

    By Damir Nazarov

    Sacral motive for the murder of the legendary General

    WEST SIBERIA/ TYUMEN - Do you know the story of attempts by Mossad, MI6, and the Central intelligence Agency to find traces of the presence of Imam Mahdi ("peace be upon him") in Iraq? You should read about it. January 3, 2020 in Baghdad, the Americans during an air strike kill the legendary General of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps - Qassem Soleimani.

  • Mohammad Ali Hakim 2020-01-25 00:49

    By Mohammad Jafari

    Iraq will be turned into new Vietnam for U.S. troops if they don’t leave: senior journalist

    TEHRAN - Millions of Iraqi people, who gathered in Baghdad on Friday, urged the U.S. troops to leave their homeland otherwise they will face another Vietnam war, the managing director of Al Nakhil News Agency says.

  • Hatami 2020-01-24 19:44

    Hatami: Effects of Iran’s military response to U.S. ‘will remain in history’

    TEHRAN — Iran is powerful enough to respond to any aggression and threat by the enemies, says Defense Minister Amir Hatami.

  • Shamkhani 2020-01-24 19:38

    Shamkhani hails Iraqi people’s historic anti-U.S. rally

    TEHRAN — Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has said the historic demonstration in neighboring Iraq shows the Iraqi nation’s move toward expelling the U.S. from the region.

  • Iraq rally 2020-01-24 16:04

    Demonstrators take to the streets in Baghdad attending anti-U.S. rally

    Masses of people chant slogans as they take part in an anti-U.S. rally in Baghdad on January 24, 2020. The demonstrators call for an end to the presence of U.S. troops on Iraqi soil.

  • Iraqi demonstrators call for U.S. troop expulsion 2020-01-24 15:31

    Iraqi demonstrators call for U.S. troop expulsion

    Millions of Iraqi people pour out onto streets in a rare show of unity requiring to end U.S. troop presence in their country, January 24, 2020. The Iraqi Parliament has recently voted to obligate Iraq’s government to put an end to the presence of U.S. troops on Iraqi soil.

  • Iraq 2020-01-24 10:58

    Iraqi people hold massive anti-U.S. rally in Baghdad

    Millions of Iraqi people have convened in the capital city of Baghdad to deplore the U.S. military presence in the country.

  • Washington 2020-01-22 10:33

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    U.S. resorts to every ploy to stay in the region

    TEHRAN - Despite the passage of two weeks since the approval of a parliamentary resolution to expel U.S. troops from Iraq and its formal announcement to the U.S. ambassador by the prime minister, Washington has made every bid to prevent the issue as it knows that leaving Iraq is considered as an important step toward leaving the entire region.

  • Iranian airline launches Kish-Sulaymaniyah route 2020-01-21 19:06

    Iranian airline launches Kish-Sulaymaniyah route

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Mahan Air has launched direct flights between the Persian Gulf island of Kish and Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah as its maiden flight touched down on the southern Iranian island on Sunday.

  • Iran Bahrain match 2020-01-19 19:18

    Iran has no problem to host Bahrain in World Cup qualifier: Spox

    TEHRAN - Amir Mahdi Alavi, spokesman of the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), says that Iran has no problem to host the national teams in Tehran, because the competition will be held under the authority of FIFA.

  • Top Persian Gulf airlines continue using Iranian airspace 2020-01-19 19:11

    Top Persian Gulf airlines continue using Iranian airspace

    TEHRAN – Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines have been continuing to use Iranian airspace despite propaganda over security issues in the region.

  • Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats 2020-01-17 14:36

    Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats

    (Workers World) United States policy toward both Iran and Iraq is based not on “bad advice” or howling blunders by President Donald Trump, as Democratic Party pundits claim. It is not just a “mismanaged” foreign policy.

  • Adel Abdul Mahdi 2020-01-13 20:09

    Iraqi Construction Coalition agrees that Abdul-Mahdi stay in power

    The Construction Coalition, the biggest bloc in the Iraqi parliament, has agreed that caretaker PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi stay in power, the Iraqi media reported on Monday, quoting sources.

  • Syrian Prime Minister Emad Khamis and secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani 2020-01-13 14:49

    Syrian PM meets senior Iranian security official

    TEHRAN - Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis held talks with the secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on Monday, voicing Damascus’s enthusiasm to broaden all-out ties with Iran.

  • Hassan Danaeefar 2020-01-12 19:29

    U.S. must leave Iraq: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Hassan Danaeefar, the former Iranian ambassador to Iraq, has said it is essential that the United States leave Iraq now that the Iraqi parliament has voted to expel American forces from the country.

  • One of the largest city squares in the world, Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Pattern of the World Square), is in the city of Isfahan, built in the early 17th Century. 2020-01-12 19:27

    Iran tourism will rebound despite suffering a severe blow: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister on Sunday said that the country’s tourism industry has suffered a major setback but it will certainly return to “normal”.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-01-12 13:44

    Iran downplays fresh U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN - The Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Saturday condemned the new U.S. sanctions on Iran, saying sanctions on senior Iranian officials as well as metal industries will bring nothing for Washington.

  • IRGC 2020-01-08 21:57

    Iran fires missiles at U.S. air base to avenge Soleimani assassination

    TEHRAN – Early on Wednesday, on the dead of the night, the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired ballistic missiles at the U.S. Ain al-Assad airbase in southwestern Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-01-08 13:37

    Rouhani to U.S.: ‘Your foot will be cut from the region’

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani told the U.S. on Wednesday that “you cut the hand of Soleimani but we will cut your foot from the region”.

  • IRGC 2020-01-08 08:14

    IRGC warns US’ regional allies of becoming source of anti-Iran aggression

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Wednesday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps issued a warning to regional countries that bear US bases.

  • Soleimani 2020-01-07 15:43

    By Salman Parviz

    Some reactions to Soleimani’s assassination

    More reasons for American troops to feel welcome and safe?

    The assassination of revered General Qassem Soleimani this Friday can be considered at best as shot first and make excuses later, a typical of American cowboy posture. It is hard to place confidence in U.S. President Donald Trump, who lies almost daily about matters large and small. His short-sighted nature on decisions regarding national security (including call off strikes against Iran 10 minutes before impact, invite the Taliban to Camp David and abandoning the Kurds, buddying up with Kim Jung-un, are to name a few).

  • Media war against Iran 2020-01-06 11:53

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Hegemons’ media warfare to complete the Soleimani assassination project

    The media outlets of the hegemonic system have made certain efforts to ignore Major General Qassem Soleimani’s attempt in confronting terrorism, naming him only an Iranian commander and downplaying his international and special role in the fight against terrorism.

  • دسته عزاداری حسینیه اعظم زنجان در سوگ شهید سپهبد قاسم سلیمانی 2020-01-05 21:13

    By Mahmood Khaghani, energy expert

    A Turning Point 

    In what is widely considered a US act of terrorism, President Trump ordered an assassination team  to eliminate  Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, commander of part of Iraqi’s national defence force on a road leading to Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 2, 2020.