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US Sanctions Pro-Iran Militia Group in Iraq

US Sanctions Pro-Iran Militia Group in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-06 13:51
ERBIL — The United States has sanctioned Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia group active in Iraq, known for its ties with Tehran. Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, also known as The Movement of the Noble Ones, is operating under the umbrella of Hashd al-S ...
US Sanctions Pro-Iran Militia Group in Iraq - BAS News

US Says Timeline for Its Presence in Syria is Undetermined

BAS News - 2019-03-26 12:28
ERBIL — The United States has made it clear that its limited number of troops in Syria will stay there with no determined timeline for now. The US has already confirmed that 400 troops will stay in Syria to help the local Kurdish partners in clearing the ...

US Lost in Iraq: Shi’ite Militia Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-17 09:17
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader has claimed that the results of last parliamentary election proved US failure in Iraq. Mahmoud Rubai’i, a spokesperson for Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a pro-Iran militia group operating under the umbrella of Hashd al-Shaabi, ...

Iraq Rules Out US Sanctions against Shi’ite Militia Group

BAS News - 2019-03-13 13:34
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has rejected a decision by the US to sanction Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a militia group active in Iraq, known for its ties with Tehran. Earlier this month, US Treasury Department said that it had sanctioned the group and i ...

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrives in Iraq on first official visit

E-Kurd - 2019-03-11 15:30
BAGHDAD,— Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Iraq on Monday for his first official visit, state television said, as Baghdad is under pressure from Washington to limit ties with its neighbor. Before leaving Tehran, Rouhani hailed the “special” rel ...

Iranian FM Thanks Iraq for Not Abiding by US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-03-10 21:00
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is currently in Baghdad on a visit, has thanked Iraq for not abiding by the US sanctions against Tehran. The Iranian minister arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday for preparations ...

Shi’ite Commander Says US Embassy Nurturing New Generation of IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-09 12:30
ERBIL — The commander of pro-Iranian Shi’ite militia group of Asaib Ahl al-Haq has accused the US embassy in Baghdad of preparing a new generation of Islamic State (IS) in the country. Qais Khazali, commander of the paramilitary group, said during a spee ...

Foreign Troops in Iraq Not a Threat to Neighbors: Parliament Speaker

BAS News - 2019-03-07 23:22
ERBIL - The presence of the US-led coalition troops in Iraq poses no threat to the neighboring countries, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said on Thursday. Halbusi made the remarks during a visit to Iran where he had meetings with President ...

The EU’s humanitarian assistance in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-07 13:07
Article The EU’s humanitarian assistance in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

US sanctions pro-Iran militia in Iraq as terrorist group

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-06 23:37

Barzani, Pompeo Discuss Politics in Iraq by Phone

BAS News - 2019-03-05 21:09
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, held a phone call on Tuesday evening for talks on the political affairs in Iraq. According to a statement by Barzani's office, the pair shed light on the lates ...

Sunni, Shiite politicians dispute whether ISIS is defeated in Iraq and sectarianism

Rûdaw - 2019-03-01 23:21
“We have to accept that the ISIS entity has finished in Iraq. ...

How UNDP supports Syrian refugees in Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-01 20:28
Article How UNDP supports Syrian refugees in Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan continues oil exports to Iran despite U.S. sanctions: KRG

E-Kurd - 2019-02-26 16:13
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Despite the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) plans to maintain its economic connections Tehran, a Kurdish official has said. In an interview with a reporter from Jame ...

Iran Ready to Build Ties with Gulf States in Middle East: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-02-18 20:38
ERBIL - Iran is willing to build closer ties with the Gulf States in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani has said, accusing the US and Israel of creating division among Iranians. Rouhani made the comments during a public speech in southern Iran. "I ...

Closure of Hashd al-Shaabi "Fake Offices" in Baghdad Ordered by PM: Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-11 23:18
ERBIL - The closure of "fake headquarters" of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Iraq in the past few days was ordered by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, a Shi'ite commander revealed on Monday. Moein Kazmi, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, said in ...

Iraq Will Not Take Part in US Sanctions against Iran: PM

BAS News - 2019-02-07 10:21
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that his country will not take part in the US sanctions against neighboring Iran. PM Abdul-Mahdi discussed the issue during a meeting with Naser Hemmati, the president of the Central Bank of ...

US Sanctions on Venezuela to Hurt World oil Market

Waar Media - 2019-02-05 11:02
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan oil company PDVSA will affect the global market negatively, the oil minister said Monday. In an interview aired by private broadcaster Televen, Manuel Quevedo, also president of the oil company, commented on U.S. s ...