Tag Archives | Qasem Soleimani

KRG Pres: “We are Not Scared of Iran, but we Respect Iran”

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan president: ‘We are not scared of Iran, but we respect Iran’ The assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a Jan. 3 […]

The Only Winner of the US-Iran Showdown is Russia

By Maggie Tennis and Strobe Talbott, for The Slate. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hours before Iran launched a missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq, Vladimir Putin visited Syria to huddle with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad over the mounting […]

Iraq: From Brink of Reform to Brink of War

By Christine McCaffray van den Toorn and Raad Alkadiri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US-Iran tensions shift Iraq from brink of reform to brink of war Rising US-Iranian tensions over the past week have seemingly brought the two sides closer to […]

How Soleimani’s Killing Could Make a Stronger Iraq

By Michael Knights, for Politico. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s most senior militiamen, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, justified by their orchestration of the deaths of hundreds of Americans, has led to a […]

There is “Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq”

By Steven A. Cook, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There Is Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq Qassem Suleimani and Tehran have won the battle for Baghdad. U.S. policymakers should understand that—and leave. Click here […]

Will Iraq become Syria 2.0?

By Daniel V. Speckhard, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As a purveyor of violence, death, and destruction, few outside Iran will mourn the death of Iranian Quds Force leader General Qasem Soleimani. But the issue of […]

Video: Trump Threatens Iraq with Sanctions

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric with Iran and Iraq late on Sunday, warning of a “major retaliation” if Iran strikes back to avenge the US assassination of one of its […]

Backgrounders on Qasem Suleimani

For those wanting to know more about Major General Qasem Suleimani and his significance in Iraq, we’d recommend this excellent 10,000-word piece written by Dexter Filkins for The New Yorker in 2013. (Hat tip to Mary FitzGerald for bringing it to our attention on her excellent @MaryFitzger Twitter feed). Click here to read. There is […]

PM Condemns Killing of Qasem Soleimani

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, has issued the following statement on developments in Iraq: “We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination by US forces of Iraqi and Iranian figures who were symbols of the victory against Daesh. “The assassination of an […]

Statement from the US Department of Defense

Statement by the Department of Defense At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani (pictured), the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and […]