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Demonstrations in Iraq

Iran Focus

London, 28 Jan - The Iranian government is gearing up to consolidate power in countries across the Middle East where it has influence, including Iraq, in an apparent bid to wage war against the US for sanctions imposed on Iran and its Hezbollah proxy last year.

Last November, the US reimposed sanctions against over 700 Iranian individuals and entities, including major banks, oil exporters and shipping companies, and designated the son of Iran-backed Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah a global terrorist, while in October, the US sanctioned Hezbollah and some of those who provide material, financial or technological support to the group.

US Proposes Leaving Troops at Iraq Border in Syria to Safeguard Against Iran Interventionism

Iran Focus

London, 13 Jan - The US is proposing to leave troops near the Iraqi and Jordanian border with Syria when they withdraw from the warzone, in order to stop Iranian entrenchment in the country, according to a draft paper presented to Turkish officials by US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

This news comes as an American official confirmed that the US has begun moving equipment out of Syria, which is the start of the withdrawal tweeted out by Donald Trump last month.

Iran to Aid in the Reconstruction of Syria

Iran Focus

London, 2 Jan - A senior Iranian official said on December 30 that Iran is ready to help with the reconstruction of Syria, according to the state-run Fars news agency.

The head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce Gholamhossein Shafeie told the Chamber of Commerce that public officials in Iran and Syria are cooperating comprehensively over Syria’s future development, with Iran’s private sector ready to supply basic goods to the Syrian people.

US Will 'Expel Every Last Iranian Boot' in Syria Says Secretary of State Pompeo

 Iran Focus

London, 12 Jan - At a keynote address in Cairo on Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Middle East nations to forge a common stand against Tehran, and pledged that the United States and its allies would chase all Iranian troops from Syria.

“It's time for old rivalries to end, for the sake of the greater good of the region,” Pompeo told attendees. He added that America “will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last Iranian boot” from Syria and bolster efforts "to bring peace and stability to the long-suffering Syrian people.”

Iraqi parliament

Iran Focus

London, 16 Nov - Iran has recently created a fourth crisis that has prevented the forming of a government in Iraq, with a row breaking out over the two men appointed to the interior and defence ministries.

The nomination for the interior minister is Falih Alfayyadh, a member of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces, who was previously ousted by Prime Minister Abadi, because of his loyalty to Iran. Muqtada al-Sadr has officially objected to this appointment for this reason, but it is believe he will eventually approve his nomination based on previous evidence.

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