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Trump heralds US pullout from Iraq, Afghanistan

Washington---US President Donald Trump will announce further troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few days, a senior administration official said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 9th, 2020

Trump wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants all US troops to leave Afghanistan by Christmas, speeding up the timeline for ending America’s longest war. “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!” Trump wrote on Twitter. In a February 29 agreement reached in Qatar […] The post Trump wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

As Iraq PM heads to US, pro-Iran groups step up attacks

As Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi prepares for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump this week, attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters have been on the rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Trump clueless on Russian bounty on US forces

The White House has denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan. The rewards were purportedly incentives to the guerrillas to target US forces, as Trump tries to withdraw troops from the conflict-torn country — one of the […] The post Trump clueless on Russian bounty on US forces appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Sanctions on ICC officials who prosecute US troops

WASHINGTON, United States — President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered sanctions against any official at the International Criminal Court who prosecutes US troops as the tribunal looks at alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. “The International Criminal Court’s actions are an attack on the rights of the American people and threaten to infringe upon our national sovereignty,” White […] The post Sanctions on ICC officials who prosecute US troops appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases

American forces have started pulling out of two bases in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, the day peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban were due to start despite widespread violence and a political crisis. The United States is keen to end its longest-ever conflict, and under the terms of a deal signed in […] The post US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

WASHINGTON D.C., USA– United States (US) President Donald Trump said Sunday, February 23, he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan. "Yes," he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip to India. "I would put my ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

U.S. announces partial Taliban truce, Trump says peace deal close

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The United States said Thursday, February 13 it has secured a seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan that it hopes will allow it to strike a deal with the Taliban, as President Donald Trump said a peace accord was "very close." US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the partial truce ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Iraq warns of economic collapse if Trump blocks oil cash

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 percent of the national budget. US President Donald Trump was outraged by the Iraqi parliament voting on Sunday, January 5 to oust ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Iraq warns ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash

Iraqi officials fear economic “collapse” if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 percent of the national budget. US President Donald Trump was outraged by the Iraqi parliament voting on January 5 to oust foreign forces, including some 5,200 American troops, who have […] The post Iraq warns ‘collapse’ if Trump blocks oil cash appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Applying murder to international law

There is much bravado in the decision by US President Donald Trump to give a go-signal for the US armed forces to commit murder by targeting the killing of a top Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. On Jan. 3, US-operated drones killed him while he was on a diplomatic mission to Iraq at the invitation of Saudi Arabia. It was premeditated because the target had no idea he will be targeted nor means to defend himself. The US together with Israel considered the general a high-value target that assassinating him would help counter the assymetrical war waged in areas occupied by US forces......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Trump pull back from the brink

President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be “standing down” after firing missiles—without causing casualties—at US troops based in Iraq......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Trump pulls back from war with Iran

President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be “standing down” after firing missiles — without causing casualties — at US troops based in Iraq. In a televised address to the nation from the White House, Trump emphasized there were “no Americans harmed” in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Trump says Iran appears to be standing down

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump said Wednesday, January 8, Iran appeared to be "standing down" after missile strikes on US troop bases in Iraq that resulted in no American or Iraqi deaths. "All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases. Our great American forces are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

US insists it will not send home its troops in Iraq

Washington―The United States has no plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq, the White House and Pentagon insisted Tuesday, as Iraq premier Adel Abdel Mahdi said he had received a US letter signaling a pullout......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

US insists troops staying in Iraq

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to end confusion over the future of American troops in Iraq, saying they should stay, despite fury there over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. “At some point we want to get out, but this isn’t the right point,” Trump told reporters at the White House. […] The post US insists troops staying in Iraq appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Letter on US pullout from Iraq a & lsquo;mistake& rsquo;

America’s military strategy in Iraq was thrown into confusion Monday as the Pentagon admitted a letter from a general informing the Iraqi government of an imminent US troop pullout was sent by “mistake.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Letter on US pullout from Iraq a ‘mistake’

The US military on Monday told the Iraqi government American troops were preparing to pull out of the country but a top US general in Washington said the message was sent by “mistake.” It came after a deadly American drone strike on Baghdad on Friday that killed senior Iranian and Iraqi military commanders, sparking fury […] The post Letter on US pullout from Iraq a ‘mistake’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

Iran vows revenge after U.S. kills top general in Baghdad strike

BAGHDAD, Iraq (3rd UPDATE) – A furious Iran threatened to avenge a  US strike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad's international airport Friday, January 3, raising fears of a wider regional conflict between the arch-foes. The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Qasem  Soleimani's "killing" after a pro-Iran mob this week laid ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2020

Top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani killed in U.S. strike on Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq (UPDATED) – Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday, January 3, in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the two countries. The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump ordered Soleimani's "killing," after a pro-Iran mob ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2020

Trump threatens Iran after attack

Baghdad---President Donald Trump warned Tehran it would “pay a very big price” after a mob of pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the American embassy compound in Iraq, as his government said it is sending hundreds more troops to the Middle East. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020