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Iran says IS Resurgence could Hamper Iraq Oil Deal

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Islamic State (IS) appears to be staging a comeback in parts of Iraq, which could endanger the country’s oil deal with Iran. Hamid Hosseini, the Iranian secretary-general of […]

US tries to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  US mulls how best to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast As the administration of US President Donald Trump looks ahead to a post-Islamic State (IS) status in the […]

How Iran’s Military Strategy against IS may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. “Today Iran stands at the forefront of the battle and confrontation with the project of the Islamic caliphate, in a way that it funds more than 90 … armed militia groups in Islamic cities,” the […]

Washington sees Iraq as front for Iran Pushback

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. After the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4, followed by the US airstrike on a Syrian air base April 7, tension between Iraq and the United States […]

The coming Iran-US Confrontation in Iraq

By Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In June 2014, Mosul was seized by the Islamic State (IS), whose leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi soon afterward announced a caliphate from the city’s grand mosque. Now the caliphate is seemingly coming to an end. […]

US Unlikely to take on Iranian Forces in Iraq

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have spoken over the phone about the […]

Iran Bans Pilgrimage to Samarra after Terrorist Attack

Iranian pilgrims are forbidden from traveling to the Iraqi city of Samarra until further notice in the wake of a Sunday terrorist attack that killed and wounded scores of Iranian pilgrims in the holy city, an official announced. Majid Aqababaei, a deputy interior minister for border affairs, told Tasnim on Monday that the decision to […]

Iran’s new challenge: The Islamic State in Persia?

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. When Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced on June 29, 2014, his self-styled caliphate, its borders were only about 20 miles from those of Iran. IS-controlled territory extended to the Iraqi border […]

Iran, Iraq Discuss Intelligence Collaboration

Top security officials from Iran and Iraq weighed plans for cooperation in the intelligence sphere in the fight against terrorism. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani, and head of Iraq’s National Intelligence Service, Mustafa Kadhimi, held a meeting in Tehran on Sunday. A range of issues were discussed at the […]

Kerry: Iran ‘Helpful’ in Fighting IS in Iraq

By John Lee. US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Iran’s presence in Iraq is “helpful” to American attempts to defeat the Islamic State group (IS, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh) in Iraq. He told the Aspen Ideas Festival: “… we have challenges with Iran as everybody knows and we are working on those challenges … […]

Iraqi Kurdistan and Iran Developing Relations

The Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani, received Mr. Mahmoud Alavi, Minister of intelligence of Islamic Republic of Iran and his accompanying delegation. Mr Alavi said that Iran attaches great importance to its relations with Kurdistan Region, stressing that these relations have deep historical roots. The delegation stated that Iran has always considered the […]

IS-Linked Cell Arrested near Iraqi Border

General Mohammad Ali Jafari (pictured), the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), has told ISNA news agency that security forces have arrested members of a jihadist cell linked with the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in Kermanshah province, near the country’s border with Iraq. According to AFP, he provided no details on how […]

Paris Attacks: Iran Likely to Join War on IS

The Independent quotes senior diplomatic sources as saying that Iran is likely to emerge as a member of a coalition fighting the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in the aftermath of the Paris massacre. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has telephoned his French counterpart to stress the “crucial importance to fighting against terrorism and Daesh [Isis] […]

Video: Anti-Daesh Coordination with Iraq

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s spokesman says Baghdad will step up coordination with Russia, Iran and Syria in the field of military intelligence to share and analyze information. Sa’ad al-Hadithi says the coordination committee […]