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Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

Anti-Iran conference to be held by the US: Why in Warsaw?

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Warsaw will host dozens of countries on February at the request of the US to build pressure on Tehran. The summit was denounced by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on…

US Secretary of State makes an unannounced Iraq visit

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with Iraqi leaders in an unannounced Iraq visit as part of his tour to the Middle East. Mike Pompeo traveled on Wednesday first to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi Prime Minister…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

US closes its consulate in Basra

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SHAFAQNA- The United States announced on Friday that it will close its consulate in Basra, Iraq and evacuate its diplomatic staff following the increasing threats and indirect fire near U.S. facilities in recent weeks. In a statement on…

US Foreign Policy in Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in response to Mike Pompeo's claims about Iran:  Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

US Muslim Lawmakers Urge Opposing Pompeo Confirmation

SHAFAQNA - US Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison and André Carson are calling on Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders to oppose the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Both officials cited Pompeo's "history of anti-Muslim…