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Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias

BAS News - 2019-05-15 11:41
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Iraq earlier in May came after security alarms about Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias posing a serious threat to the US forces in Iraq, two security sources said. Pompeo reportedly warned the Iraqi lead ...
Pompeo’s Visit to Baghdad: US Warned Iraq over Iranian-backed Militias - BAS News

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

[VIDEO]: Kurdish Figure Lobbying in D.C. to Become Iraq’s President

BAS News - 2019-06-07 17:54
He spent 26 nights at Trump's D.C. Hotel ERBIL - In attempts to lobby the Trump administration to help him become the President of Iraq, a Kurdish figure has written letters to National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urg ...

Iran rules out talks unless US ‘changes behaviour’

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its general behavior, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was ready to negotiate with Iran with “no pre-conditions”. “The Islamic Republic of Iran ignores w ...

Mike Pompeo, Nechirvan Barzani Talk over the phone

BAS News - 2019-06-03 01:48
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his election as the new president of Kurdistan Region. Pompeo reiterated his country’s support for Kurdistan Region and encourage Erbil and Baghdad ...

US Ready for Talks with Iran Without Pre-Conditions: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — Washington is prepared for negotiations with Tehran over the nuclear programme without pre-conditions, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. His remarks came a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was ready for talks if US shows ...

Khanaqin: IS Imposes Serious Threat to Kurdish Farmers

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgent group has lately become a serious threat to Kurdish farmers in the disputed town of Khanaqin, locals said on Thursday. Dozens of farms belonging to Kurdish residents were reportedly burned on Thursday in the town ...

Iran to Meet with "Great Force" If It Harms US' Interests: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-21 20:08
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has vowed to respond with "great force" if Iran attacks Washington's interests in the Middle East, while government sources revealed that the US strongly suspects pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias to be behind the rocket atta ...

Abdul-Mahdi Confirms Iraq's Plan to Meditate Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-21 18:45
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister has confirmed Baghdad's plan to meditate between the United States and Iran whose relations have drastically deteriorated lately. The Iraqi premier was cited by Reuters on Tuesday as explaining that no Iraqi groups had attemp ...

Iraq Considers Attack on Green Zone an Attempt to Trigger US-Iran War

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:11
ERBIL - Iraq has said that it views the Sunday's rocket attack in the Green Zone where the US embassy and several other foreign diplomatic buildings are located as an attempt to trigger a war between the US and Iran. The comments were made by the spokesp ...

US-Iran war will be ‘end of Iraq’: Al-Sadr

Waar Media - 2019-05-20 14:07
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has warned against dragging Iraq into any possible military conflict between the U.S. and Iran. “War between Iran and the U.S. will be an end of Iraq,” al-Sadr said on Twitter. “Any party that would drag Iraq ...

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

Rûdaw - 2019-05-18 11:24
Pompeo's message to Baghdad was stand aside: sources ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

Shafaaq: Senator Duckworth: Kurdistan is model for Iraq; ISIS not defeated

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
“I think what the Kurds have been able to do,” US Senator Tammy Duckworth said earlier this week, “sets an example” for the rest of Iraq. Duckworth fought in the US Army in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF), as the pilot of a Blackhawk helic ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on "Highlighted Tensions" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens on "highlighted tensions" in the country as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically escalated lately. "The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citi ...

Kuwait to fund reconstruction of Iraq border crossing

Waar Media - 2019-05-12 17:34
WAAR_DUHOK Kuwait will fund the reconstruction of a main border crossing with Iraq, the Iraqi authorities said Sunday. In a statement, the Border Crossing Authority said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two countries to pre ...

US deploys more warships to Middle East as tensions with Iran flare

Rûdaw - 2019-05-11 09:26
US is 'postured and ready to defend US forces and interests': Pentagon ...

Pompeo Concerned over Iran's Threatenings

BAS News - 2019-05-10 01:08
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concerns over the recent threatenings by Iran, reminding the country that Washington does not seek war against Tehran, but that will respond if needed, according to a statement by his office. "The r ...

Pompeo’s Trip to Baghdad Focused on Protection of US Forces

BAS News - 2019-05-08 10:31
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad overnight Tuesday where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and other top official, reportedly focusing on the safety of US forces in the country. “We talked to them ab ...

US Secretary of State Pompeo cancels Berlin trip

Waar Media - 2019-05-07 17:33
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled at the last minute an official trip to Germany on Tuesday, officials have said. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office has confirmed that a planned meeting between Merkel and Pompeo on Tuesday was ca ...

US to Halt Iran Oil Waivers: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-22 20:03
ERBIL - The United States will put an end to the Iran oil waivers soon in order to squeeze Tehran's exports to zero, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday, adding that all countries would face sanctions if refuse to abide by Washington's dec ...