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Baghdad Green Zone Blast Handiwork of US: Sources

Iraqi sources say the recent Katyusha rocket blast in the Green Zone of the capital, Baghdad, was the handiwork of Washington itself.

‘Iraq Foils Major Plot to Reorganise ISIS Militants’

The Iraqi intelligence forces have thwarted a major plan by the ISIS terrorists to regroup in the Arab country, a media report says.

Blackwater Begins Training ISIS Terrorists in Iraq: Lebanese Paper

The notorious US security firm Blackwater has begun training members of the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq, a new report says.

Iranian, Saudi Delegations Attend Rare Parliamentary Summit in Iraq

The first parliamentary summit of the six neighbouring countries of Iraq entitled "Iraq; Stability and Development" has begun in capital Baghdad, with delegations from Iran and Saudi Arabia in attendance.

‘US Officials Admit Gen. Soleimani Saved Baghdad’

Italy’s former ambassador to Iraq says American officials are fully aware of the role played by Iran’s senior military commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in preventing Baghdad from falling into ISIS terrorists.

Deployment of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi in Iran for ‘Flood Relief’ Sparks Controversy

The deployment of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, in Iran to contribute to relief operations in western flood-hit areas has sparked controversy.

Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Syria and Iraq have discussed the establishment of rail connections with each other and with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

‘Iraq Never Wants to Be Bone of Contention between Iran, Saudi’

A senior Iranian analyst has warned that Tehran needs to be very watchful in its relations with Baghdad, as the Arab country has no choice but to create a balance in its relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the US if it wants to remain stable.

Iran Leader Urges Iraq to Make US Troops Leave ASAP

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Baghdad government should expel US forces from Iraq as soon as possible.
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‘Iran Will Ask No One’s Permission to Maintain Ties with Iraq’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denounced the meddlesome remarks made by an American official on mutual ties between Iran and Iraq, saying the Islamic Republic will never ask for any country’s permission to maintain its ties with its neighbour.

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