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Public to Find Out Soon If US Will Strike Iran: Trump

Public to Find Out Soon If US Will Strike Iran: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-20 20:30
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the public will soon find out if Washington will strike Iran, noting that Tehran might have not shot the surveillance drone intentionally. "I find it hard to believe it was intentional," Trump said ...
Public to Find Out Soon If US Will Strike Iran: Trump - BAS News

US to Attack Iran If It Targets "Anything American": Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-25 22:22
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump warned Iran on Tuesday that it would meet with "great and overwhelming force" if it targets anything belonging to Washington. "Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In som ...

UK May Not Join Possible US War against Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — The UK believes that US will request London to join any possible war with Iran, and London itself is not interested, according to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. “The US is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests ...

UK Concerned about “Accidental War” Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-24 11:42
ERBIL — The United Kingdom has warned of an accidental war to break out between the United States and Iran despite the sides wishing no war. “We are very concerned: we don’t think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into ...

New "Major" Sanctions to be Imposed on Iran Soon: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-22 23:13
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that new "major" sanctions will be imposed on Iran this week, arguing that Iran "cannot have nuclear weapons." "We are putting major additional sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day ...

Putin Warns of a “Catastrophe” if US Attacks Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-20 15:48
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that any US military attack on Iran could further destabilize the region and lead to a “catastrophe”. The Russian president also warned that a military conflict between Iran and US can also trigge ...

France’s Macron to Visit Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-20 15:12
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Thursday that he plans to visit Kurdistan Region. He told Kurdistan 24 that his trip will be by the end of 2019. Macron will also visit Iraq to discuss a range of issues, most likely the post-Islamic ...

US Envoy for Iran Heads to Middle East

BAS News - 2019-06-20 02:24
ERBIL - US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has been scheduled to travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," with officials in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. The State Depa ...

60 seconds in Ramadi Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-19 20:31
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US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

Fire breaks out in southwestern Qamishlo

ANF - 2019-06-17 15:16
Residents and firefighters are trying to put out the fire that broke out in cultivated land by the southwest of Qamishlo. ...

Iran attempts to create confusion says analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 20:51
The US will not remain silent on tanker attacks, but military confrontation isn't a good option, says analyst. ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US video shows 'Iran removing mine'

BBC - 2019-06-15 02:39
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the evidence the US says proves Iran's involvement in Thursday's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Iran leader: we will never negotiate with US

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump as “worthy of exchanging messages” with. “I don’t regard Trump as deserving any exchange of messages and have no response for him and ...

Iranian Leader Says Trump Not Worthy of Exchanging Messages

BAS News - 2019-06-13 13:53
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that he believes the US President Donald Trump is not worthy of negotiations and exchanging messages. Abe was in Tehran to reportedly broker the talk ...

Iran Says US Negotiation Offer “Not Genuine” as Washington Adds to Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-06-08 16:37
ERBIL — Washington’s offer to talk over tensions is no a “genuine” proposal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday after US placed new sanctions on Iran. US President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he is willing to ...

US President Donald Trump starts controversial UK visit

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Britain on Monday to start a three-day long state visit. Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and his entourage, the president was welcomed at Stansted Airport by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt amid ...

Iran Won't Negotiate Nuclear Deal with US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-30 01:09
ERBIL - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made it clear that Tehran is not going to negotiate its nuclear deal with Washington, while both US President Donald Trump and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have expressed hope the two sides w ...

US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan

Waar Media - 2019-05-25 18:38
WAAR_DUHOK President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday eager for a visit salted with flattery and pomp — particularly as he escapes a hostile political environment back home. The President and first lady Melania Trump landed in Tokyo ahead of a l ...

US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-24 23:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US presiden ...