Pompeo Snubs Germany’s Merkel To Make Surprise Iraq Visit, Cites Iran “Escalation”

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It seems the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign is now in overdrive following John Bolton’s announced carrier strike group and bomber deployment to the Persian Gulf region based on “troubling and escalatory” threats from Iran. On Tuesday Secretary of State … Read More

There Is No End in Sight for Turmoil in the Middle East

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Gilbert Achcar, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The Middle East and North Africa continues to reverberate from the … Read More

After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

BAGHDAD — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country’s top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and … Read More

Russia warns U.S. to not ‘look for excuses to start a new conflict’ after report claims Iran Killed 600 U.S. soldiers

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Moscow expressed skepticism toward Washington’s recent allegations that Iran was behind the deaths over 600 U.S. troops in Iraq and warned against launching any new wars in the Middle East. During a Tuesday press briefing at the State Department, Brian … Read More

No, the US isn’t abandoning the Kurds in Syria

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A Syrian partner force element fire their AK-47 (Avomat Kalashnikov) rifles on a firing line in controlled bursts during an advanced marksmanship training event with Coalition Forces instructors in support of Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in the … Read More

Iranian militias in Iraq seek to shift Middle East features

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The militias have been accused of committing war crimes, which were motivated by sectarian revenge – Photo by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain CAIRO – 18 February 2019: The Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) has revealed plans to relocate most … Read More

Iran presents new fateh submarine armed with cruise missile

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DUBAI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles at a time of rising tensions with its arch-enemy the United States. “From this moment, the Fateh Submarine joins Iran’s naval force with … Read More

Israeli concerns about Chinese weapons in Middle East

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A study published by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University has reviewed the history of arms deals between China, some Arab countries and Iran. China’s arms exports to the Middle East began in the mid-1970s, and by 2017 it … Read More

Israeli general sees possible threat from Iraq as Iran’s clout grows

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Iran could use its growing clout in Iraq to turn it into a springboard for attacks against Israel, the chief of Israeli military intelligence said on Monday, reports Reuters. Israel sees the spread of Tehran’s influence in the region as a … Read More

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