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Washington’s relationship with Baghdad suffers fallout from US-Iran showdown

As published by Arab Weekly by Emily Przyborowski WASHINGTON - As Iraq acts as a potential stage for the crisis between Tehran and Washington to play out, the relationship between Washington and Baghdad is nosediving. The Iraqi parliament voted to ...
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These federal jobs are crucial to U.S. policy on Iran — and remain unfilled by Trump’s team

As published by the Washington Post Kattie Mattler Speaking from the White House this week amid stoked tensions with Iran, President Trump was flanked by nearly a dozen men involved in our nation’s defense — a move meant to convey ...
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US tried to kill Iranian commander in Yemen same night as Soleimani strike: Officials

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez An unsuccessful strike on another high-ranking Iranian military commander took place in Yemen on the same night a U.S. drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, two sources told ABC ...
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US believes Iran ‘likely’ shot down Ukrainian airliner: Pompeo

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez The United States believes it is "likely" Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed this week in Iran, killing all 176 on board, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday ...
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For Now, U.S. Troops Are Likely in Iraq to Stay

As published by Foreign Policy BY BILAL Y. SAAB, MICHAEL P. MULROY | JANUARY 9, 2020, 1:34 PM On Jan. 5, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump authorized the targeted killing of the Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani on Iraqi soil, ...
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Trump appears to de-escalate after Iran attacks US military facilities in Iraq: ANALYSIS

As published by ABC News by Anthony Riva President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed ready to de-escalate the growing military conflict with Iran, saying "Iran appears to be standing down" hours after the country fired more than a dozen ballistic ...
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Pentagon says no plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, as US and NATO suspend operations against ISIS

As published by ABC News by Elizabeth McLaughlin The Pentagon has no plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, senior defense officials said on Monday, despite a vote by the Iraqi Parliament over the weekend to kick foreign forces out ...
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US strike on Iran’s Soleimani saved hundreds of American lives, disrupted attacks in three countries: State Dept

As published by Yahoo News from ABC's Good Morning America US strike on Iran's Soleimani saved hundreds of American lives, disrupted attacks in three countries: State Dept. originally appeared on abcnews.go.com President Donald Trump's decision to authorize the killing of ...
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Trump warns cultural sites could be targeted if Iran retaliates for Soleimani strike

As published by ABC News by Luis Martinez President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday night that if Iran retaliates for the U.S. airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani near Baghdad, the U.S. is prepared to "hit very fast and ...
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Pentagon to deploy roughly 3,500 more troops to Middle East with others placed on alert status, amid tensions with Iran

As published by ABC News Radio (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon is deploying roughly 3,500 more troops to the Middle East in response to rising tensions in the region with Iran and one day after a U.S. airstrike killed a top ...
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