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Iraq slams Exxon Mobil’s staff evacuation, says it’s politically motivated

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Exxon Mobil’s decision to take its foreign employees out from the West Qurna 1 oilfield was unjustified, according to Iraq’s oil minister. He added that the withdrawal does not pose a threat to the country’s oilfields. “The withdrawal of multiple employees – despite their small number – temporarily has nothing to do with the security Read More

‘There will be no war in Gulf region,’ despite wishes of Trump’s ‘B Team’ – Iran’s Zarif

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Armed conflict will not break out because nobody has any “illusions” about seriously going against Iran, the nation’s foreign minister said amid the recent escalation with Washington and its regional allies. “There will be no war because neither we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion that it can confront Iran in Read More

2 US destroyers enter Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran

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Two US Navy warships armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf with a carrier strike group on stand-by off the coast of Oman, as Washington keeps accusing Tehran of planning to attack “American interests.” Guided missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) and USS McFaul (DDG-74) transited the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday afternoon, Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

‘No one in Europe’ wants second Iraq: Austrian president slams ‘provocative’ US Iran policy

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The US’ reckless maximum pressure campaign against Tehran and nations dealing with it is deeply provocative and hurts international relations, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said, warning against a major “crisis.” Speaking at a joint press conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday, Van der Bellen slammed the US sanctions Read More

Baghdad won’t let Washington use its territory in war against Iran – Iraq’s envoy

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Iraq does not want a “devastating” new war in the Middle East and will not allow the US to use its territory for military action against neighboring Iran, Baghdad’s ambassador to Moscow has said. “Iraq is a sovereign nation. We will not let to use our territory,” Haidar Mansour Hadi, the Iraqi envoy Read More

Germany suspends training Iraqi troops amid US-Iran tensions in the Gulf

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The German army suspended its training programs for Iraqi troops due to increasing tensions in the region, the Defense Ministry said. The move comes after the US ordered partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad. Berlin made the decision to suspend the training of Iraqi soldiers while “orienting itself toward our partner countries,” the Defense Read More

Germany suspends training Iraqi troops amid US-Iran tensions in the Gulf – report

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Published time: 15 May, 2019 11:27 Edited time: 15 May, 2019 11:50 The German army suspended its training programs for Iraqi troops due to increasing tensions in the region, a new report said, citing DPA sources. The move comes after the US ordered partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad. The decision to halt the Read More

US orders embassy staff to leave Iraq immediately

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The US has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq immediately. The move comes amid escalating tensions with Iran, after Washington last week said it had detected new and urgent threats from the country. The US state department ordered the pullout of employees from both the embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, Read More