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Sudani Hopes To Continue Saudi-Iran Talks In Iraq

The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said on Wednesday (November 2) the new government seeks to achieve stability in Iraq and wants to continue work on Iran-Saudi negotiations. Sudani said in a press conference the new cabinet…
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Iranian official vows legal pursuit of Trump, Pompeo for Soleimani’s assassination

An Iranian official has vowed that the legal pursuit of former US President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will continue until justice is done for the assassination of Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani. Pompeo's…
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Iraq will ‘unravel’ without US forces, warns Peshmerga general

American forces must remain in Iraq otherwise the country will “unravel” with ISIS terrorists turning it into another Afghanistan, a leading general has told The National. If US and Nato troops withdraw it could lead to…
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‘Any tension between the US and Iran will reflect negatively on Iraq’, says Iraqi PM

As relations between Iran and the United States continue to deteriorate, FRANCE 24 spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Paris. He warned that "any tension between the US and Iran, any tension between the regional…
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Iran reiterates its protest over Iraq’s use of misnomer for Persian Gulf

Iran once again protests Iraqi authorities' use of a misnomer for the Persian Gulf, saying misnaming the body of water contradicts the principle of good neighborliness and the friendly nature of the countries' bilateral ties. The Iranian Foreign…
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Turkey withdraws from over a dozen military bases in Duhok province: Sources

Turkey has withdrawn troops from over a dozen military bases in Duhok province in a month, informed civilians and military sources in the area told Rudaw this week.    Turkey has established tens of military points in the Kurdistan…
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Opinion: Iraq, Afghanistan Provide Lessons on US Weapons Flows

by James R. Webb There are a host of reasons, backed by historical examples, why sending more and more advanced weapons into Ukraine will not be a panacea. In fact, sending them might boomerang against the U.S. at some point. This is…
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Estonian Government seeking mandate to boost contribution to US-led Iraq operation

The Estonian government on Tuesday greenlit a proposal by Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur (Reform) to seek a Riigikogu mandate for increasing Estonia's military contribution to the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq to up to…
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Anti-Sweden protest turns violent in Iraq; Turkiye tells Sweden off

An Iraqi policeman and seven protesters were injured on Monday during a rally outside the Swedish embassy in Baghdad against the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran in Stockholm, a security source said. Swedish-Danish far-right politician…
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The US holds Iraq hostage with the dollar

In an effort to combat rampant corruption in Iraq, the US has implemented several strict measures, including sanctions on Iraqi banks and the rationing of dollars. Rather than dissuade smuggling and fraud, the measures are only exacerbating…