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IDF spokesman Brig. Gen. Hadi Zilberman

IDF spokesperson: Iranian retaliation likely to come from Iraq, Yemen

In an interview given to the Saudi news website Elaph, Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman addressed Iran and the tactics deployed by the IDF in order to address the looming threat.

Iran could be gearing up for more attacks on US in Iraq

The Iraqi people are preparing an explosion of anger if US forces do not withdraw.

Iran and Iraq commit to boosting border cooperation and trade

Hussein called for implementing bilateral accords in areas including border cooperation, transportation and trade between the two countries.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020

‘The Americans are gone’: Iran happy US left Taji base

The base has been attacked a dozen times by rockets fired by pro-Iranian militias and three coalition personnel were killed there in March.

What sort of man is Iraq’s new prime minister?

Everything about Kadhimi’s past suggests a man imbued with generous humanitarian instincts, an upholder of social justice, utterly opposed to repressive dictatorship.

Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus

A rift emerges among pro-Iranian militias in Iraq

Different units are increasingly divided between those who want to play a role in Iran’s regional strategy and those who want to be a more local Iraqi force.

A model of Simorgh satellite-carrier rocket during a ceremony in Tehran, Feb. 2016

Iran's aspirations in the region: The crossroads of uncertainty

Will Iran try to cement its role in a circle of Iraqi decision-makers, or will we witness the beginning of the end of Iran’s greater regional aspirations?

By ETHAN SHEINKER
23/02/2020
  QAIS AL-KHAZALI, leader of the Iran-supported force Asaib Ahl al-Haq, speaks during a celebration

Iran in Iraq

In Iraq, the Iranian regime has been active in supporting Shi’ite militias that are part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

An Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMU) member rides on the back of a pickup truck past a Shi’ite

How will Iraq interpret third explosion at base of Iran-backed militias?

The explosions, if seen as merely a public safety issue, can encourage the government to secure the bases and munitions used by the PMF.

Iraq between the devil and the deep blue sea

Troubling as this issue is, it is Iraq’s relations with its geographical neighbors that find the state balancing on a political tightrope.

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