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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

Trump Agrees with Congress on Keeping US Military Presence in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-06 10:00
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said he agrees with members of Congress to keep some troops in Syria after the promised pullout. It came after a group of Senators and representatives officially appealed to Trump on 22nd February to keep a small residua ...

US Ends Drills With S.Korea To Save Money: Trump

Waar Media - 2019-03-04 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK The reason for the conclusion of U.S.-South Korea annual large-scale military drills is to save money, President Donald Trump said on Sunday. “The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars ...

Trump’s Envoy Visits Gulf to Promote ‘Deal Of Century’

Waar Media - 2019-02-26 15:05
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is visiting the Gulf region to promote a U.S. plan for peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Kushner, peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and special representative for Iran Brian Hook ...

House Set to Vote to End Trump’s Border Wall ‘Emergency’

Waar Media - 2019-02-26 11:31
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives votes on Tuesday on a resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico. House Democrats introduced the resolution last ...

Trump Calls on European Allies to Repatriate IS Members from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-17 09:17
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump urged his country’s European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, to take back the hundreds of Islamic State (IS) jihadists captured in Syria. “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other Euro ...

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 ...

[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 ...

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 ...

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’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 ...