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Iraqi Prime Minister Backs Off Expelling US Troops

By Jason Ditz After repeated threats from President Trump to sanction Iraq, to seize its primary bank account, and cut all military aid, Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi has backed away from calls to expel US troops from Iraq. Iraq’s parliament voted 170-0 earlier this month on the ouster, though US officials have said they don’t […]

Iraq – Why Doesn’t the US Move Out Despite the Iraqi Parliament’s Decision?

Why doesn’t the U.S. respect the decision made by the Iraqi Parliament and move out of Iraqi territory? – The short answer is, because the US doesn’t respect anybody’s – any country’s – decision or sovereignty, as long as it doesn’t meet their objectives. Now, the US is steadfast and will not leave the region. […]

Iraqi PM tells Pompeo that US must decide mechanism for troop withdrawal

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has told the US secretary of state to send a delegation to Iraq tasked with formulating the mechanism for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, according to a statement released Friday. The statement, from the office of the Iraqi caretaker prime minister, said the request came in a telephone […]

Iraqi PM Confirms Receiving “signed” US pullout letter…which was accepted and confirmed

Amid confusion over a reported US letter to Iraq announcing the steps its military would take to move out of Iraq, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi confirms that Baghdad has actually received “signed and translated” copies from the US Army concerning the withdrawal. In a televised cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Abdul Mahdi clearly refuted all […]

Iraqi PM Reveals Soleimani Was On Peace Mission When Assassinated, Exploding Trump’s Lie Of ‘Imminent Attacks’

The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” on US interests when it assassinated him. That lie was just destroyed, but not before countless corporate media outlets transmitted it to the public. Desperate to justify the US drone assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that Washington […]

Iraqi PM Confirms Soleimani on Diplomatic Mission at the Request of the United States

“Yes,yes Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandus”“Yes,yes Soleimani”“No,No America”“No,No Israel”MPs are chanting inside the hall. — Mustafa Salim (@Mustafa_salimb) January 5, 2020 Notes by the Senior Editor Trita Parsi will forgive me for this note of displeasure, one only a combat veteran has the right to make, someone who has fought in an American disaster, in […]

Trump Bringing Home Americans by Getting Iraqi Parliament to Expel U.S. Troops from Country

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Iraqi Parliament Moves to Oust All U.S Troops from Iraq

In an extraordinary session on Sunday, 170 Iraqi lawmakers have reportedly signed a resolution requiring the government to request the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Only 150 votes were needed for the draft resolution to be approved. The session came two days after a US drone strike on a convoy at Baghdad airport which […]

Iraqi MPs meet on ousting US troops after Soleimani killing

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq’s parliament was expected to vote Sunday on ousting US troops from military bases, which are threatened by pro-Tehran factions after an American strike killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders. Late Saturday, missiles slammed into the Baghdad enclave where the US embassy is located and an airbase north of the capital where […]

Iran’s Judiciary: US Assassinated Soleimani While He Was Guest of Iraqi Gov’t

By Staff, Agencies Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili says the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani is a flagrant violation of international law as he was targeted while being in Baghdad as a “formal” and “high-profile” guest of the Iraqi government. Speaking to Radio Tehran, the spokesperson said that the killing of an invitee […]

US assassinated Soleimani while he was guest of Iraqi govt.: Iran’s judiciary

Press TV – Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili says the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani is a flagrant violation of international law as he was targeted while being in Baghdad as a “formal” and “high-profile” guest of the Iraqi government. Speaking to Radio Tehran, the spokesperson said that the killing of an invitee of a sovereign […]

Thousands mourn top Iranian General Soleimani and Iraqi PMF militia Deputy Commander al-Muhandis in Baghdad (PHOTOS)

Mourners and supporters of Major General Soleimani and al-Muhandis, who was the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), are holding photos of both men along with Iraqi flags and flags of the Shia group Hezbollah. Many are dressed in black and are heard chanting “death to America.”   Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdel Mahdi, […]

Complete U-turn: Iraqi PMF militias retract claims of medics being targeted by US airstrike

In a new press release cited by several news agencies, the PMF leadership retracted their statement in which the group said their medics were hit by a US airstrike. This happened after Reuters cited Iraqi Army sources who said that six people were killed in a raid near Taji. The Iraqi Army, however, later denied […]

The Israel lobby’s hidden hand in the theft of Iraqi and Syrian oil

The outsized role of U.S. Israel lobby operatives in abetting the theft of Syrian and Iraqi oil reveals how this powerful lobby also facilitates more covert aspects of U.S.-Israeli cooperation and the implementation of policies that favor Israel.    “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the […]

The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”  Though he had promised a withdrawal of U.S. troops from their illegal occupation of Syria, Trump shocked many with his […]

After more than 400 killed in 2 months of protests, Iraqi PM says he will resign

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said Friday he would submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support. In a statement, Abdul-Mahdi said he “listened with great concern” to Grand Ayatollah […]

Abbas to family of Iraqi-Jewish author: ‘You are our bridge to peace’

RAMALLAH — “When I read your father’s book about the Jews who left Iraq, I cried,” said Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian president was addressing an Israeli visitor who had come to Ramallah at his invitation. “It was 1975 and I was living in Syria. I felt as if he was describing my life, our lives as […]

Iraqi Intel. Chief to CNN: Warns of Daesh Resurgence

By Staff, CNN Senior members of Wahhabi Daesh [Arabic acronym for “ISIS” / “ISIL”] are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey, according to the head of Iraqi Military Intelligence. Lt. Gen. Saad al-Allaq told CNN that Iraq had handed dossiers on nine alleged terror leaders to Turkey. […]

Iraqi port, refinery resume operations after protesters leave: Sources

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Iraqi PM urges safety of protesters as unrest continues

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