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US Sanctions Militia Leaders in Iraq

Treasury Sanctions Iran-Backed Militia Leaders Who Killed Innocent Demonstrators in Iraq Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq that opened fire on peaceful protests, killing dozens of innocent civilians. OFAC designated Qais al-Khazali, Laith al-Khazali, and Husayn Falih ‘Aziz al-Lami pursuant […]

Iranian Consulates torched in Najaf and Karbala

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Protesters have reportedly attempted to burn down the Iranian consulates in both of Iraq’s holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, over the past month, with the consulate in Najaf torched twice […]

New Scandals pour more fuel on Iraq Protests

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. New scandals pour more fuel on Iraq protests The protests are escalating rapidly in Iraq, with the players moving fast and adding more fuel to an already burning region. This increasingly complex […]

Leaked Intelligence about Iraq only Part of the Story

By C. Anthony Pfaff, for the Atlantic Council. Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any […]

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Leaked Iran Spy Docs reveal Grip on Iraq

Leaked Iran spy documents reveal extent of grip on Iraq Ground-breaking documents detailing staggering evidence of Iran’s espionage operations, bribery payments and efforts to expand influence within Iraq have been leaked to the US-based media organisation The Intercept in collaboration with the New York Times. Together they reveal the huge extent of Iran’s grip on […]

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Is Iran trying to Hijack Protesters’ Demands?

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Is Iran trying to hijack Iraqi protesters’ demands? In reaction to continuing mass protests that began Oct. 1, the Supreme Judicial Council is reviewing the Iraqi Constitution and will submit proposed amendments to parliament […]

Is Iran’s Honeymoon in Iraq Over?

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. October brought bad news to Iran, as popular demonstrations in Baghdad and Beirut continued, signaling a potential threat to its dominance over the Shiite Crescent. Anti-Iran sentiments have been a staple […]

Jordan Chosen as Neutral Venue for Iran Match

Iraq Football Association has proposed Jordan to host its 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup qualifiers, after FIFA requested an alternative venue because of ongoing protests, officials said Wednesday. Iraq had been due to play the two games in Basra — against Iran on November 14 and Bahrain on November 19— but the southern […]

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq

Power Grids of Iran, Syria to Be Connected via Iraq: Minister Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said his ministry plans to connect the country’s national grid to Syria through Iraq as Tehran and Damascus signed a preliminary agreement in this regard. Speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

National Grids of Iran, Iraq “Synchronized”

Iran connected its national grid to Iraq on Friday in a bid to help the Arab country reduce its power outages. The power grids of Iran and Iraq were synchronized in a ceremony held on Friday with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and the Iraqi deputy minister of electricity. Earlier this year, the two countries […]

Unrest in Iraq Not to Affect Trade with Iran

The secretary-general of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce expressed confidence that recent unrest in the Arab country would not negatively affect the trade relations between the two neighbors. “Naturally, given the shortage of facilities in Iraq and the discontent that exists among its people, we occasionally see such unrest in the country,” Seyed Hamid […]