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  • Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a war criminal, as Iranian ambassador to Iraq

    Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a war criminal, as Iranian ambassador to Iraq PRESS RELEASE - for immediate release - 15 March 2017 Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a war criminal, as Iranian ambassador to Iraq Iranian news media reported that the Iraqi government has accepted the revolutionary guard Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, a senior adviser to Qasem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force, as the Iranian regime's ambassador in Baghdad. The media wrote: “The Iranian Embassy in Baghdad is considered one of the key strategic posts abroad and the selection of its Ambassador is crucial.” Masjedi said in January 2017 that the frontlines for Iran are Damascus and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul and Falujah in Iraq. After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the lethal mistake of the United States in opening Iraq’s doors to…
  • Call to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their affiliated militias

    Call to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their affiliated militias Press Release- 10 March 2017 Call to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their affiliated militias Seyed Hashem al-Moussavi, the spokesman for a Shi’ia Iraqi militia group known as Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, declared at a press conference on Wednesday in Tehran: "We have been in Syria for the past four years,” and added “We will not leave Syria until the last terrorist (meaning the Syrian opposition) leaves." (Iran’s Tasnim News Agency 8 March 2017). The group openly receives training, arms, and military advice from Iran and has close ties to the notorious Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Al-Moussavi threatened Turkey, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan and Iraqi popular forces in Mosul saying: "We will resort to military action if Turkey does not retreat from Bashiqa…

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Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to boycott Iraq elections

26 March 2017
Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to boycott Iraq elections

Powerful Shia leader demands changes to electoral law at Baghdad demonstration attended by thousands of supporters. Influential religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr has told thousands of supporters in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that he will boycott upcoming elections (http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/events/election.html) unless ...

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Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to b...

26 March 2017
Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to boycott Iraq elections

Powerful Shia leader demands changes to electoral law at Baghdad demonstration attended by thousands of supporters. Influential religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr has told thousands of supporters in Ir...

Iraq forces hit stiff resistan...

14 March 2017
Iraq forces hit stiff resistance in Mosul's Old City

More than 65,000 fled their homes in the past two weeks as Iraqi fighters push into the city's densely populated west. Iraqi forces battling ISIS/ISIL (http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/organisations...

Iraq: more civilians flee as f...

14 March 2017
Iraq: more civilians flee as fighting resumes in western Mosul

The sight and sounds of combat were evident in western Mosul on Tuesday as heavy fighting resumed. As Iraqi government forces continue their offensive to oust the self-proclaimed Islamic State from t...

Articles

“I Was Not Prepared for the Le...

23 March 2017
“I Was Not Prepared for the Level of Killing”: Ramita Navai on “Iraq Uncovered”

Ramita Navai is no stranger to dangerous reporting trips. In 2011, the British-Iranian journalist went undercover in Syria (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/syria-undercover/) for FRONTLINE as ...

Analysis: Baghdad's bloody pro...

13 February 2017
Analysis: Baghdad's bloody protests mark resumption of Shi'ite power struggle

Bloody protests in Baghdad over the weekend by followers of influential cleric Moqtada al-Sadr signal the resumption of a power struggle between Iraq's Shi'ite leaders which had been put on hold to fo...

Iraq's displaced 'in another p...

06 February 2017
Iraq's displaced 'in another prison' after fleeing ISIL

None of the camps housing Mosul's displaced allow for freedom of movement and some camps even ban mobile phones. The 16-year-old boy had been following us as we made our way through Nargizlia. It is ...

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Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a...

15 March 2017
Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a war criminal, as Iranian ambassador to Iraq

PRESS RELEASE - for immediate release - 15 March 2017 Appointment of Iraj Masjedi, a war criminal, as Iranian ambassador to Iraq Iranian news media reported that the Iraqi government has accepted th...

Call to blacklist Iran’s Islam...

11 March 2017
Call to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and their affiliated militias

Press Release- 10 March 2017 Call to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC (index.php/press-releases/item/851-report-destructive-role-of-iran%E2%80%99s-islamic-revolutionary-guard...

EIFA strongly condemns Iraq's ...

05 March 2017
EIFA strongly condemns Iraq's membership of the  UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 5 March 2017  EIFA strongly condemns Iraq's membership of the UN Human Rights Council   The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) strongly condemns Iraq's...

EIFA WARNS ABOUT GROWING PRESENCE OF SEC...

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Exclusive: Biography and record of Hadi Farhan Abdullah al-Ameri

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-European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA)- Hadi Farhan Abdullah al-Ameri, know...

Iraq: We must stop meddling by Iran and its criminal militias

Iraq: We must stop meddling by Iran and ...

Brussels, European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) press release - The continui...