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

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 ...
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IS Militants' Plot to Sneak into Salahaddin Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-16 22:49
ERBIL - A plot by the Islamic State (IS) militants to infiltrate into the Iraqi province of Salahaddin was foiled by the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias on Sunday. The jihadists had attempted to sneak into the city of al-Madarat, in Samarra, but they were t ...

UK Holds Iran Responsible for Tankers Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Alike the United States, the UK on Friday laid the blame for the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on the Islamic Republic of Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attack and said that London believes no other state o ...

Kurdish Delegation from Former Soviet Union Meet with Barzani

BAS News - 2019-06-11 18:11
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday a group of Kurdish figures from the former Soviet Union countries. The Kurdish figures highlighted Barzani’s role in the efforts to unify Kurds ...

Turkey worried that US sanctions against Iran could cause social unrest in Iraq | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-05-30 22:04

Lawyers appeal to meet with Ocalan

ANF - 2019-05-28 14:44
Lawyers have appealed to meet with Ocalan. ...

Iranian FM arrives in Baghdad to meet with Iraq officials

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian media are reporting that the country’s foreign minister has arrived in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart and other officials. The official IRNA news agency reported Saturday that Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with Iraqi Foreign Mi ...

Iranian FM Lands in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-25 19:57
ERBIL - Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi top officials amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. According to the information BasNews has learned, Zarif will stay for only one day in Iraq where he is expected t ...

The streets of Iran demand peace with America and not war

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 13:07
WAAR_DUHOK The post The streets of Iran demand peace with America and not war appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

New US Deployment to Middle East Threatens International Peace: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-25 11:08
ERBIL — The decision to deploy an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East is a “dangerous” development that threatens the “international peace”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Cited by state-owned IRNA, Zarif said his country w ...

US Considering Deployment of 5,000 Troops to Middle East: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Washington may deploy another 5,000 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran, officials revealed on Wednesday. CNN cited officials familiar with the issue as saying that the Pentagon officials and members of the White House national ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

Trump issues harsh warning to Iran, tweeting it would meet its "official end" if it wants to fight U.S. - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-05-20 23:33

Kurdish MPs to Meet with Iraqi PM, Discuss Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Kurdish factions at the Iraqi parliament are invited to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi where they are planning to discuss the recent alarming situation in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. MP Bahar Mahmoud told B ...

Iranian Commander: US "Afraid" to Fight Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-20 00:33
ERBIL - The United States is "afraid” of going to war with Iran, said the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Major General Hossein Salami on Sunday, while US President Donald Trump has threatened to "officially" end Iran if Tehran wants a war with Washin ...

Trump meets with Swiss president whose country represents US interests in Iran

Gulan Media - 2019-05-17 00:06

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 ...

US Doesn't Consider War With Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington is not "fundamentally" seeking war with Tehran if it halts certain activities "throughout Europe." The US top diplomat made the comments during a joint press conference with Russia’s ...

US Unsafe in the Middle East for Its Unpopularity: Iranian FM

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:58
ERBIL — Washington’s concerns over the safety of its forces and interests in the Middle East comes from its unpopularity in the region not from Iran, said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. “If US and clients don’t feel safe, it’s because they’re des ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Deployed to Iran Kill Two Kurds

BAS News - 2019-05-01 14:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have reportedly killed two Kurdish men in northwest Iran, where they are stationed since last week. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported on 23rd April that around 60 militiamen of Hashd al-Shaabi ...