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Soleimani death: Iraq court issues arrest warrant against Donald Trump

Soleimani headed the expeditionary Quds force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The arrest warrant was for a charge of premeditated murder, which carries the death penalty on conviction. It is unlikely to be carried out but symbolic in the waning days of Trump’s presidency.(AP)
The arrest warrant was for a charge of premeditated murder, which carries the death penalty on conviction. It is unlikely to be carried out but symbolic in the waning days of Trump’s presidency.(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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Baghdad | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Iranian officials warn against ‘hostile moves’ in anniversary of Soleimani’s killing

“New intelligence from Iraq indicates that Israeli agent-provocateurs are plotting attacks against Americans-putting an outgoing Trump in a bind with a fake casus belli,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on social media, as quoted by official news agency IRNA.
People stand beneath a portrait of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani during a vigil in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on January 2, 2021, ahead of the first anniverary of his killing by a US drone-strike.(AFP Photo)
People stand beneath a portrait of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani during a vigil in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on January 2, 2021, ahead of the first anniverary of his killing by a US drone-strike.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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Tehran | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

‘Will certainly happen’: Iran’s Khamenei vows to avenge Soleimani’s death

After Soleimani’s death, Trump had said that the US troops killed the Iranian commander because he was plotting “imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel”.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said millions of people attending the funeral of Soleimani “was the first slap” to the US.(VIA REUTERS)
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said millions of people attending the funeral of Soleimani “was the first slap” to the US.(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Donald Trump vows ‘1,000 times greater’ response to any Iran attack

A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa was planned before the presidential election in November.
Relations between Washington and Tehran have been tense since the Iranian revolution, and have spiralled since Trump unilaterally pulled out of a landmark international nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018.(AP)
Relations between Washington and Tehran have been tense since the Iranian revolution, and have spiralled since Trump unilaterally pulled out of a landmark international nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018.(AP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 10:14 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Iran will execute CIA agent involved in commander Soleimani’s killing

On Jan. 3, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Washington blamed Soleimani for masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on US forces in the region.
An Iranian man holds a picture of the late Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani, during the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran.(REUTERS)
An Iranian man holds a picture of the late Iran's Quds Force top commander Qassem Soleimani, during the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Tehran | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

US killing of Qasem Soleimani was a ‘miscalculation’, says Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said “the US miscalculated,” noting that since the killing, thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest against the presence of foreign troops in the country.
Top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s was killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.(AP File Photo)
Top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s was killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 06:29 AM IST
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Munich | By Associated Press

Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting US troops: Report

It was the first attack on the K1 base since December 27, when a volley of around 30 rockets killed a US contractor there, which Washington blamed on Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline Iraqi military faction close to Iran.
A rocket attack on Thursday night slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where American troops are stationed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
A rocket attack on Thursday night slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where American troops are stationed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 12:36 AM IST
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Kirkuk (Iraq) | By Agence France-Presse

Iranian lawmaker offers $3 million reward ‘to anyone who kills Trump’: Report

The Iranian lawmaker did not say who would pay the bounty offer, which comes a month ahead of a parliamentary election.
President Donald Trump has said that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies.(Reuters File Photo)
President Donald Trump has said that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 08:28 AM IST
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Tehran | By Agence France-Presse

‘They’ve 1 min to live...30 secs...10...boom’: Trump recounts Soleimani’s end

Trump acknowledged that the US strike “shook up the world” but said Soleimani “deserved to be hit hard” because he was responsible for killing “thousands of Americans” -- a figure which contrasted with one he gave on January 8.
Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.(AP File Photo)
Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 07:55 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

World ‘will not rest’ until answers on jet downed by Iran: Canada

Iran’s initial denial of claims, based on US intelligence, that the Boeing 737 was hit by a missile sparked days of protests and international calls for a full and transparent investigation.
Rescue workers search the wreckage of a Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after takeoff near Shahedshahr, Iran, on January 8, 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Rescue workers search the wreckage of a Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after takeoff near Shahedshahr, Iran, on January 8, 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 08:21 AM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

S Jaishankar discusses evolving situation in Gulf, progress of Chabahar port with Iranian counterpart

Javad Zarif apprised S Jaishankar about the overall situation and Tehran’s position on it. It is learnt that the two ministers also deliberated on bilateral ties between India and Iran including progress of the Chabahar port project.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, second left, speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, second right, during their meeting in Tehran in 2019.(AP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, second left, speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, second right, during their meeting in Tehran in 2019.(AP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Qasem Soleimani’s death a blow in fight against IS: Iran foreign minister

Zarif accused European powers of violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iranian nuclear deal, and questioned the usefulness of fresh negotiations on the nuclear issue with Washington, especially after US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal.
Protesters hold up a photo of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani during an anti-US rally in Tehran.(Bloomberg)
Protesters hold up a photo of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani during an anti-US rally in Tehran.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 15, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Killing Qasem Soleimani ‘legitimate,’ Donald Trump had authority, says US top attorney

Since the January 3 strike that killed Soleimani, critics have questioned the Trump administration’s assertion that Soleimani was planning an imminent attack against the United States,
An Iranian holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed on January 3 in an air strike at Baghdad airport.(Reuters Photo)
An Iranian holds a picture of late General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed on January 3 in an air strike at Baghdad airport.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 05:03 AM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

US to continue pressure on Iran to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapon: NSA

The US has imposed new sanctions on Iran following missile strikes by it on bases housing US troops in Iraq. Iran said the attacks were in revenge for the killing of the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike last week, which was ordered by President Donald Trump.
O’Brien said the US will work with its allies against Iran and soon the European powers would also join.(Reuters File Photo)
O’Brien said the US will work with its allies against Iran and soon the European powers would also join.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

US-Iran conflict won’t hit oil supplies to India: Iraq envoy

Iraq emerged as India’s top oil supplier, meeting almost a quarter of the country’s needs in fiscal 2017-18 and 2018-19, and displacing Saudi Arabia, which was earlier number one.
Iraq sold 26 million tonnes of oil to India during April-September 2019 and Indian oil companies have deep interests in Iraq’s oil sector.(File Photo)
Iraq sold 26 million tonnes of oil to India during April-September 2019 and Indian oil companies have deep interests in Iraq’s oil sector.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 05:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Donald Trump says he believes Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was targeting four US embassies

“I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies,” Trump said in an excerpt of an interview due to air later on Fox News.
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)
President Donald Trump said Friday that he thinks Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks against four US embassies(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 02:52 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

US tried to take out another Iranian commander, but failed: Officials

The officials said a military airstrike targeted Abdul Reza Shahlai, a high-ranking commander in Iran’s Islamic Republican Guard Corps but the mission was not successful. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss a classified mission.
Trump administration officials have justified the killing of Iranian leader Qasem Soleimani as an act of self-defence.(Reuters File Photo)
Trump administration officials have justified the killing of Iranian leader Qasem Soleimani as an act of self-defence.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 02:20 AM IST
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Washington | By Associated Press

Soleimani’s killing an act of terrorism, says Noam Chomsky

Chomsky, one of the most widely read geopolitical analysts of our times, suggested that Soleimani’s killing is a violation of international law.
Soleimani’s assassination has triggered a debate on whether Washington was on the right side of the law when it carried out the deadly January 3 drone attack on the Iranian general in Iraq - a third country.(AP File Photo)
Soleimani’s assassination has triggered a debate on whether Washington was on the right side of the law when it carried out the deadly January 3 drone attack on the Iranian general in Iraq - a third country.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nadim Siraj

US hits Iran with fresh sanctions

Announcing the latest sanctions, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the US had specific information about “large-scale” attacks that were being planned by Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani that led to the US killing him in a drone strike in Baghdad on January 3.
In a statement issued earlier, the US state department said US military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against the IS.(AP File Photo)
In a statement issued earlier, the US state department said US military presence in Iraq is to continue the fight against the IS.(AP File Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

2 rockets hit Green Zone in Iraq’s Baghdad: Report

The attack came nearly 24 hours after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American and other coalition forces in retaliation for the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
People pass concrete barriers set by security forces to block anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.(AP file photo)
People pass concrete barriers set by security forces to block anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse

‘If US commits a crime, it will receive decisive response,’ says Iran president

The remarks came hours after Iran fired a wave of missiles at Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for the assassination of Qasem Soleimani.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani(via REUTERS)
Iran President Hassan Rouhani(via REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Tehran | By Agence France-Presse

Denounce Iran missile strikes: Iraq President Barham Saleh

Iran launched the missiles early Wednesday in response to the killing of senior Revolution Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Iraq last week.
Iraq’s President Barham Saleh claimed that he would not allow the transformation of Iraq into a battlefield for warring sides.(Barham Saleh /Twitter)
Iraq’s President Barham Saleh claimed that he would not allow the transformation of Iraq into a battlefield for warring sides.(Barham Saleh /Twitter)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 07:09 PM IST
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Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse

Will welcome any Indian peace initiative for de-escalating tensions with US: Iran

Iran’s Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni also expressed the hope there would be no further escalation in hostilities between his country and the US.
Iran will welcome any peace initiative by India to de-escalate tensions with the US following the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani(VIA REUTERS)
Iran will welcome any peace initiative by India to de-escalate tensions with the US following the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Iran gave Iraq a heads-up before firing 22 missiles at US forces on its soil

Iran launched 22 missiles at Iraqi bases housing US and other coalition troops early Wednesday in response to the killing of senior Revolution Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad last week.
Protesters during a protest against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP Photo)
Protesters during a protest against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse

Benjamin Netanyahu warns of ‘resounding blow’ if Iran attacks Israel

Netanyahu has described the target of last week’s US drone strike -- Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards foreign operations arm -- as a “terrorist-in-chief”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if attacked by arch foe Iran(AP)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if attacked by arch foe Iran(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse

Airlines avoid flying through Iran and Iraq airspace

After Tehran fired ballistic missiles against bases housing US troops in Iraq, a growing number of airlines said they were avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace or flights to the region.
Shortly after the missile attacks, the US Federal Aviation Administration said it was banning US-registered carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran and the Gulf.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Shortly after the missile attacks, the US Federal Aviation Administration said it was banning US-registered carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran and the Gulf.(Representative Photo/AFP)
Published on Jan 08, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Fact Check: Know the truth behind viral video showing US’s attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani

Viral video claiming it shows US’s attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani is fake.
The video claiming to be of US’s attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani is fake.(Twitter)
The video claiming to be of US’s attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani is fake.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta

Military jets fly over Baghdad after Iran targets US airbases in Iraq

The jets which were seen by AFP correspondents could not be immediately identified.
Military jets could be seen in Tehran skies post rocket strikes on Us airbase in Iraq.(Reuters File (for representation purposes))
Military jets could be seen in Tehran skies post rocket strikes on Us airbase in Iraq.(Reuters File (for representation purposes))
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Tehran | By Agence France-Presse

Iran’s parliament designates US forces ‘terrorists’ for killing General Soleimani

The bill passed by Iran’s parliament is an amendment of the earlier law that declared United States as a “state sponsor of terrorism”and its forces “terror groups”.
Iranian people carry coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran.(REUTERS)
Iranian people carry coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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Tehran | By Agence France-Presse

‘Horrendous opinions used’: Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann quits social media after ‘vile’ hack

Lehmann said he was stunned and upset by what happened, with Twitter having since resolved the problem and removed the content.
File image of Darren Lehmann(Getty Images)
File image of Darren Lehmann(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 09:42 AM IST
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