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Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence

Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-06 21:07
ERBIL - Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who is the highest level Shi’ite religious authority in Iraq, has indirectly responded to US President Donald Trump's statement on keeping the forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. The Shi'ite leader made the comments du ...
Iraqi Shi\'ite Cleric Indirectly Responds to Trump on US Military Presence - BAS News

Turkey Appeals to Shi’ite Leader to Encounter PKK in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-13 12:28
ERBIL — Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz has demanded Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader to help ending the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq. The appeal was made during Yildiz’s meeting with Hadi al-Ameri, head of Badr Brigade and the ...

Trump on Iran Revolution Anniversary: 40 Years of Failure

BAS News - 2019-02-12 11:19
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump tweeted in Persian on Monday to slam the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. “40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror,” reads the tweet. “The regime in Iran has produced only 40 ...

[PICTURES]: IS Suicide Bomber Killed in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-02-12 10:38
ERBIL — A jihadist member of the Islamic State (IS) wearing an explosive vest was killed by Iraqi Shi’ite militias overnight on Monday in Khanaqin. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the suicide bomber was about to detonate his explosive v ...

Iraqi Hezbollah Attacks US Base with Rockets: Report

BAS News - 2019-02-08 17:15
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi’ite militia group of Hezbollah attacked on Friday a US base in the Iraqi province of Anbar with rockets. According to Iraqi media reports, the Shi'ite militias fired three rockets at a US base located near the city of Qaima in western A ...

US Troops in Iraq by Baghdad Consent: Iraqi FM

BAS News - 2019-02-08 13:18
ERBIL — The US military presence in Iraq is in accordance with a previous agreement, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim. The debate over the US troops present in Iraq was heated earlier this week when President Donald Trump said his countr ...

Trump says second US-DPRK meeting to be held in Vietnam

Waar Media - 2019-02-06 10:56
WAAR_DUHOK The second summit between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart will be held in Veitnam late this month, Trump announced Tuesday. Trump did not specify which city the meeting will be held in but said it will take place Feb ...

Iraq Should Not be Viewed as a US Military Base: Iranian Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-04 23:48
ERBIL - The United States cannot view Iraq as one of its military bases, said Iranian Ambassador Iraj Masjedi on Monday, in response to President Donald Trump's statement of keeping the US forces in Iraq to watch over Iran. "Only Iraq can deal with its l ...

Iraqi President to Trump: Don’t Overburden Iraq with Your Own Issues

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — The president of Iraq has responded to his US counterpart Donald Trump on his recent remarks about the US military presence in Iraq and its goal to watch Iran from the region. Trump said on Sunday that he will withdraw the troops from Syria, relo ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Washington, Discuss US Military Presence

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Washington in the near future to discuss a range of issues, including the US troops in the country as it has recently turned into a heated debate, a report claimed. According to anonymous Baghdad o ...

Iraqi Militia Commander Threatens to Oust US Troops “Overnight”

BAS News - 2019-02-04 14:23
ERBIL — A commander of Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Asaib Ahl al-Hagh has threatened again to oust the US forces in the country “overnight” as debates on US military presence in Iraq heat up. Qais Khazali told Somariya News that the Iranian-backed militias ...

Armed Men Attack Iranian Shi’ite Pilgrims in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-02-03 22:31
ERBIL - A number of armed men on Sunday attacked a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The incident occurred in the district of Balad in Salahaddin where the gunmen opened fire at the vehicle, targeting over ten Ira ...

Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Responds to Trump

BAS News - 2019-02-03 19:49
Trump said he would keep US forces in Iraq to watch Iran. ERBIL - Iraqi Deputy Parliament Speaker Hassan Kaabi has responded to US President Donald Trump's decision of keeping forces in Iraq to watch Iran, arguing that it is a "violation to Iraq's sovere ...

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Netherlands: Iraqi Envoy Rejects to Attend Economic Summit in Presence of Kurdistan Flag

BAS News - 2019-01-30 22:58
ERBIL - Iraqi Ambassador to Holland refused to attend an economic summit in the Netherlands on Wednesday after he found the Kurdistan Region's flag placed next to the Iraqi and Dutch flags. Ambassador Hisham Alawi pointed out to the organizers of the sum ...

House Speaker blocks Trump’s State of Union address

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, firing back at his promise to continue with the speech. Pelosi said the House “will not consider a concurrent resolution authoriz ...

Trump to Give State of the Union When Shutdown Over

Waar Media - 2019-01-24 09:30
US President Donald Trump has decided to postpone his State of the Union address until after “the Shutdown is over,” following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump said in a pair of tweets Wednesday night that he’s not looking for an alterna ...

Trump vows to “devastate Turkey economically if Kurds are hit"

ANF - 2019-01-14 12:41
US President Donald Trump threatened Turkey that they will “devastate Turkey economically” if Turkey was to hit Kurds. ...

Trump’s decision on Syria is ‘very clear’: Pompeo

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 11:05
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria is “very clear”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. He was speaking to reporters at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, Iraq. “We will complete the mission of ...

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-01-09 03:55
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. ...