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On Wednesday, Iran dispatched a delegation led by National Security Council Deputy Secretary Riza Emiri Mukaddem to Erbil, in the Kurdish territory of Iraq. The Iranian intervention is aimed at convincing Kurdish leaders to side with the Shiite leadership in Baghdad in combating rebels in the west of the country.

By Iran News Update Staff 

Among the current Middle Eastern conflicts with regard to which the United States and Iran are at odds, Israel has kept the Gaza Strip under siege in response to Hamas rocket attacks. A number of reports have linked those rockets to Iran, which has delivered weapons shipments to Hamas, as well as helping it to develop its own manufacturing capability. Iran’s history of arms shipments may raise questions about the legitimacy of its plan, reported upon by Tasnim News Agency, to send an aid convoy directly to Gaza.

LONDON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) raises the alarm against Iran's growing military interference in Iraq. The international community's silence over Iran's meddling and in particular the US Government de facto recognition of the military presence of Iran in Iraq is a matter of grave concern.


Exclusive interview with STRUAN STEVENSON, President of the European Iraqi freedom Association- 14th July 2014

Amidst the crisis in Iraq and the big debate in the West on the correct policy on Iraq, Iran News Update conducted an exclusive interview with European politician, Struan Stevenson. 


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THE GLOBE AND MAIL- The head of Iraq’s largest Sunni tribe says the uprising that has seen militants conquer much of the west and north of the country will not end until Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is gone from office.

BAGHDAD, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency that has swept much of northern and western Iraq.


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