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The other Iranians fighting in Iraq

Al-Monitor – As Kurdish defenses collapsed in Kirkuk province on Oct. 16, the top leadership of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a critical part of Baghdad’s offensive to recapture the disputed areas, received an urgent call from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to a senior source within the PMU, there was a request: Dispatch a unit to kill or capture …

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Controversy in Iran over headline targeting Dubai

Al-Monitor – Almost immediately after Yemeni fighters launched a missile at Riyadh’s airport Nov. 4, Saudi officials and US President Donald Trump both pointed fingers at Iran, saying Tehran was behind the attack. In response, Iranian officials were quick to rebut the allegation. On Nov. 5, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafarisaid, “Shipping missiles to Yemen is not even possible and these missiles that …

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Saudis Deny Forcing Lebanese Prime Minister To Resign, Blame Hizballah

RFL/RE – A top Saudi official rejected accusations by the pro-Iranian Hizballah movement that his government forced Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to announce his resignation over the weekend. “Talk about Hariri being pushed to resign are lies and aim at distracting the Lebanese people,” Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan told Al-Arabiya television on November 6. Hariri, Lebanon’s …

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Remarks By Britain’s Johnson Raise Fears For Imprisoned Iranian-British Woman

RFL/RE – Britain warned on November 6 that recent comments by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should not be used by Iran to bring additional charges against imprisoned Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Johnson told the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee last week that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had gone to Iran last year to teach people journalism, a statement that the Thomson Reuters Foundation, …

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Western intelligence warned Lebanon’s Hariri of death plot, report claims

Al-Arabia – Western sources said that the motorcade of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned last week, had detected jamming attempts, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday. They added that the jamming devices, which are designed to confuse radars and AWACS, turned out to be Iranian-made. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources close to Hariri, said that Western intelligence agencies …

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