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There Were No And Will Be No Foreign Military Forces In Iraq - Defence Ministry

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) – Iraq does not need and will not need foreign troops on its territory and assures that the US forces currently deployed in the country are there in an advisory capacity, a spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry told Sputnik on...
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From Baghdad To Finland And All Across The World: What's The Us Up To?

Via Off-Guardian.org, Why does the US Embassy in Helsinki need a big warehouse near Malmi Airport and what are the contents of thousands of kilograms of cargo sent to Helsinki from Baghdad? A dilapidated warehouse in Malmi is being used by the...
Related topics: Iraq, Finland, Helsinki, Airports

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The Internal Resistance To Trump

(Paul Mirengoff) Following a mortar attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad in September by a group linked to Iran, John Bolton reportedly asked the Pentagon to provide the military with options to “strike back” at Iran. The request...
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Iraq Welcomes Iran Foreign Minister After Pompeo, Denounces Us Sanctions As “illegal”

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | – Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim (R) receives his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Baghdad on January 13, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Iraqi counterpart in...
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U.s. Official Says Troop Withdrawal From Syria Has Started

BAGHDAD — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or...
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The Secret Logistics Of America's Global Deep State

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Why is America’s Baghdad Embassy the world’s largest embassy — and the largest by far? "It's as if the US Embassy is there not only to protect American interests, but to manage...
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Pompeo Presses Iraqi Kurds To Maintain Dialogue With Central Government

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Cooperation and dialogue between the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq and authorities in Baghdad is essential to maintain security following the territorial defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike...
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Pompeo Vows To Coordinate Us Troops Pullout From Syria With Iraq - Baghdad

MOSCOW(Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday that Washington will coordinate with Baghdad the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is planned to be carried...
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Pompeo Visits Iraqi Leaders In Baghdad

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on Wednesday, an unannounced stop on his trip to the Middle East.
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A U.s. General Walks Baghdad Streets For The First Time In Years

It's been more than three years, before ISIS, since a U.S. commander has stepped foot in downtown Baghdad. But this week, one U.S. Marine general walked the city streets with his Iraqi counterparts.
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As Trump Gets Out Of Syria & Afghanistan Will Mercenaries & Blackwater Come In?

By Paul Rogers | – At the end of 2003 the United States-led war in Iraq was going badly wrong. It had started so well from the Pentagon’s perspective, as American troops entered Baghdad within weeks of launching the invasion in late March....
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Us Presence ‘creates Obstacles’ To Stability, Won’t Defeat Daesh - Diplomat

Iran’s envoy to Baghdad said that US strategy in the region is “the establishment of instability and crisis,” noting that the US only gets in the way of solving problems like Daesh. His comments come amid news the US is establishing new bases...
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Trump Made A False Claim To Us Troops About Raising Their Pay

This week, Donald Trump made a surprise trip to Iraq—his first visit to troops in an active war zone since taking office. As he spoke to the crowd at Al Asad Air Base near Baghdad on Dec. 26, Trump revealed another surprise, telling hundreds of...
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Baghdad Explains Why Trump’s Meeting With Iraqi Prime Minister Was Cancelled

CAIRO (Sputnik) – A meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and US President Donald Trump, which was planned to be held during the latter’s visit to the Middle Eastern country, was cancelled and subsequently replaced by a phone...
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Us Set To Extend Sanctions Waiver For Iraq To Import Iranian Gas

The United States has reached an agreement in principle with Iraq to extend for 90 days an exemption to sanctions against Iran, allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production. The extension was reached...
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Clinton's Former Press Secretary Joe Lockhart Compares Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Baghdad Bob

One of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' predecessors has offered a pretty brutal assessment of her job performance. Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary under former President Bill Clinton, told CNN Wednesday that Sanders...
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Us Energy Chief In Baghdad As Sanctions Waiver Runs Out

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday Iraq should partner with American companies to become energy independent, as Baghdad's waiver from US sanctions on Iran nears its expiry. He spoke during a visit by the largest-ever U.S. trade...
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Over 400 Hurt In 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake In Western Iran

A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook a province in western Iran Sunday, injuring more than 400, but no deaths are reported. The quake struck Sunday evening in Kermanshah province, near the border with Iraq. It was felt as far away as...
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Earthquake Shook Western Iran, Was Also Felt In Iraq

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook western Iran on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and Iraqi state media said the tremor had been felt in Baghdad and other provinces. USGS said the quake was at a depth of 65 kilometers (40...
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Baghdad, Erbil Agree To Resume Kirkuk Oil Exports - Iraqi Oil Ministry

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The authorities of Iraq and of Iraqi Kurdistan have agreed to resume oil exports from the Kirkuk oil field in the autonomous region after a long suspension, the spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Ministry, Assim Jihad, told Sputnik on...
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