Tag Archives | Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC)

Iraqi Militia makes Credible Threat against Gulf States

By Hamdi Malik and Michael Knights for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Militia Group Makes Credible New Threat Against the Gulf States The facade group in question tends to follow through on its […]

Refinery Targeted in Rocket Attack

By John Lee. A rocket attack that targeted an oil refinery in the Khabat area of Erbil on Sunday has been widely condemned. Six rockets were fired at the Kawergosk refinery, which is owned by KAR Group, reportedly damaging a storage tank. The Iraqi Security Media Cell said it located a launch base near the […]

Iran names New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly named its new Ambassador to Iraq. According to both Tehran Times and Mehr News, Mohammad Kazem Al Sadeq will soon replace Iraj Masjedi as Iran's top diplomat in Baghdad. On Twitter, Fereshteh Sadeghi (@fresh_sadegh), says that Al Sadeq is from a family of clerics, is fluent in Arabic, and […]

Iran claims responsibility for Missile Attack in Erbil

By John Lee. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) has claimed responsibility for a missile attack early on Sunday near the US consulate in Erbil. Among the buildings damaged were the offices of the Kurdistan24 news agency. No injuries were reported, which Iran said was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed two […]

Iran Attack on Erbil goes beyond Retaliation for IRGC Deaths

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran missile attack on Erbil goes beyond retaliation for IRGC deaths The attack early Sunday could also be related to both the now stalled Iran nuclear talks and Iraqi […]

IRGC Eyes Naval Cooperation with Iraq

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has voiced his readiness for military cooperation with Iraq in the naval industries. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran, Iraqi Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ahmed Jassim al-Ma'arij and Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri discussed the regional developments and ways for […]

US Sanctions Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

From US Dept of the Treasury: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi (pictured), a general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and Iran's Ambassador to Iraq, for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC-QF. A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem […]

Iraq can now Wrest its Sovereignty from Iran

By Hamdi Malik for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of¬†Iraq Business News. Mustafa al-Kadhimi (pictured), Iraq's new prime minister as of May 12, has already announced a bold intention. In a short government manifesto he submitted to the Iraqi Parliament, Kadhimi emphasized his […]

US Treasury Dept Designates Iraqi National

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated dual Iranian and Iraqi national Amir Dianat, a longtime associate of senior officials of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). Dianat, who is also known as Ameer Abdulazeez Jaafar Almthaje, is involved in IRGC-QF efforts to generate revenue and smuggle […]

Soleimani's Successor visits Iraq

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Soleimani's successor visits Iraq, then Trump tweets warning to Iran President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to warn Iran against further attacks on US forces in Iraq […]

More Iraqi Companies Sanctioned by US

US Treasury Designates Vast Network of IRGC-QF Officials and Front Companies in Iraq, Iran The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 20 Iran- and Iraq-based front companies, senior officials, and business associates that provide support to or act for or on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods […]