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Reports of Iraqi MPs Visit to Israel Arouses Controversy

Reports of Iraqi MPs’ Visit to Israel Arouse Controversy

The news of the visit of three Iraqi delegations to Israel last year, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its Twitter account, has sparked controversy.

Iraq Parliament to Discusses Foreign Forces Ouster

An Iraqi lawmaker says the country’s parliament is working on a draft plan which if approved will force the government to issue the order of the foreign forces withdrawal including those of the US from the Arab country.

Iran President Mocks Trump’s Secret Visit to Iraq

The Iranian president has mocked his US counterpart’s visit to Iraq late December, saying his short, secret trip was proof of the failure of US policies in the region.

Trump’s Sneaky Visit to Iraq Disrespect for Its National Sovereignty: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his recent visit to Iraq, describing it as an undiplomatic trip that disrespected Iraq’s national sovereignty.

Trump’s Snap Visit to Iraq Triggers Controversy

US President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province has caused heated controversy in Iraqi political circles.

Iraq Says US Forces Will Never Leave Middle East

An Iraqi lawmaker has described Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US forces from Syria as Washington’s new tactic, saying it is an illusion to think the decision would eventually result in the pullout of all US troops from the region.

Turkish Army Makes New Incursion Deep Into Iraq

The Turkish army has made a new incursion deep into the Iraqi soil as part of a larger plan to strengthen its military presence in the Arab country’s Kurdistan region.

Iran Congratulates Iraq on Election of New Parliament Speaker

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Iraqi nation and parliament on election of Mohammed as the new speaker of the Iraqi parliament.

Iraq’s Top Cleric Opposed to Premiership of Former Officials

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is reportedly opposed to the candidacy of former Iraqi officials for the post of prime minister, according to a source.

Massive Protests in Iraq over Poor Services Leave Casualties

At least four people are reportedly injured after Iraqi police fire in the air to prevent protesters from storming the main government building in Basra on the seventh day of unrest.

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