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US Targets Network with Sanctions over Supporting Iran's IRGC

US Targets Network with Sanctions over Supporting Iran's IRGC

BAS News - 2019-03-26 21:20
ERBIL - The US Treasury has blacklisted more than two dozens of Iranian companies and individuals in Iran, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates, accusing them of transferring billions of dollars to Tehran's elite Revolutionary Guards. "We are exposing an ...
US Targets Network with Sanctions over Supporting Iran\'s IRGC - BAS News

Trump’s Embrace of Haftar Will Reignite Libya’s Proxy War

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-25 20:04
General Khalifa Haftar, the military commander of the loosely affiliated Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia that receives military support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Egypt, has engaged with the world’s top l ...

US Trying to Deliver Millions of Dollars to Sinjar: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-04-21 23:50
ERBIL - The United States has allocated millions of dollars to help the reconstruction of the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, but the situation of the town is not suitable to deliver the funds, Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US embassy i ...

Iraq: Two Dozens of IS Insurgents Killed, Captured in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 18:31
ERBIL - A couple of dozens of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were either killed or captured in separate military operations in north and west of the country, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Friday. The center explained in a statement that their forc ...

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

Reuters - 2019-04-19 17:43
Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish offi ...

Seven key figures accused of transferring millions of dollars to Daesh in a network across the Middle East, Europe and East Africa are targeted with sanctions by US Treasury

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-16 07:02
Washington – Today, the U.S. Treasury has “designated” seven individuals and one company as part of powers which target terrorists – and those providing support to terrorists. When a person becomes a “Specially Designated National”, their assets are bloc ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject U.S. naming of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 12:52
NAJAF, Iraq,— A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Teh ...

Kurdish Oppositions Welcome US Designation of IRGC as “Terrorist”

BAS News - 2019-04-10 14:41
ERBIL — Four Iranian Kurdish opposition parties gathered within The Cooperation Center of Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties and have welcomed the US’ decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. ...

US Considering Additional Sanctions on Iran: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — The United States is considering the imposition of additional sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, an official said. The official explained that Washington aims at targeting areas of Iranian economy that have not been hit before, Reute ...

US Sanctions Financial Network Aiding Iran’s Military

Waar Media - 2019-03-27 15:23
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. issued sanctions Tuesday on a network of over two dozen companies and individuals alleged to facilitate more than $1 billion in transfers to Iran’s military, including the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The network wa ...

With victory over Islamic State, a new war begins - ISIS - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-03-23 20:33

U.S. Sanctions Hit Iran’s Oil Lifeline to Syria - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-03-22 18:59

"Preemptive and aggressive actions" A New Approach of Iran's Government to Encounter Kurdish Parties

Kurdpa - 2019-03-22 17:23
Kurdpa Agency: The secretary of the National Security Council of Iran, in a meeting with the Revolutionary Guards commanders in Urmia, announced "preemptive and aggressive measures" to confront the activities of the Kurdish parties. ...

Japan supporting Iraq’s children

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-22 09:35
Article Japan supporting Iraq’s children Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Top U.S. general says S-400 dispute with Turkey 'a tough issue'

Reuters - 2019-03-21 17:42
The United States' top military officer said on Thursday he was hopeful that Washington would find a way to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its decision to acquire Russia's S-400 air defense system but cautioned: "It is a tough issue." ...

Iran's Zarif: will strengthen ties with nations tired of U.S. 'bullying'

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 20:43

Iran denies again joint operation with Turkey against PKK: Tasnim news

Reuters - 2019-03-20 17:44
A spokesman for Iran's armed forces said on Wednesday there was no joint operation with Turkey near their border, as Tehran denied for the second time any involvement in Turkish attacks against militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). ...

Turkey says agreed with Iran to continue operations against PKK, Iran says no joint operation

Reuters - 2019-03-20 17:44
Turkey said on Wednesday Turkish and Iranian military commanders had agreed to continue "simultaneous and coordinated operations" against Kurdish militants, though Iran's armed forces later said there were no joint operations. ...

US and Turkey at odds over US withdrawal from Syria, as Erdogan refuses sit-down with Bolton - ABC News

GO - 2019-03-20 12:30

US on Rouhani’s Trip to Iraq: Not in the Interest of Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-03-12 13:12
ERBIL — The United States believes that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq, where he signed several agreements, is not serving the interests of the people of Iraq, US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, said. Rouhani is now in Iraq ...

Pearl Petroleum, Iraqi Kurdistan sign 20-year gas sales deal

E-Kurd - 2019-03-06 15:52
DUBAI,— A consortium led by the United Arab Emirates’ Crescent Petroleum and Dana Gas has signed a 20-year gas sales deal with Iraq’s Kurdish region that will boost the project’s gas output by 63 percent in two years, the companies said on Wednesday. The ...