News Analysis - Indo-Iraq Relations

  • Halted Support for US Iraq Strategy (January 22, 2007)
    Even as US allies in West Asia expressed support for the US’s new Iraq strategy, Riyadh haltingly expressed support but also doubted the even-handedness of the government in Baghdad to deal with the Sunni population or its capacity to stop sectarian violence.<More>

  • New Goal-Oriented Iraq Strategy January 08, 2007)
    As US Generals gave a sobering view of progress made by their troops in Iraq, a recent report suggested that President George Bush may introduce a new policy in Iraq that includes a set of goals that the government must meet.<More>

  • Israel Plans to Strike Iran (January 08, 2007)
    In what could transform the whole West Asian region into decades of crisis and human suffering, Israel is reportedly planning to launch low-yield nuclear “bunker busters” to destroy Iran’s contentious nuclear sites at Ishafan, Natanz, and Arak.<More>

  • Saddam Hanged, West Asia Crisis Intensifies (January 02, 2007)
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein convicted by a court of questionable credentials following controversial judicial process was hanged heightening the growing divide in the Islamic world that threatens to envelop the region and indirectly the world.<More>

  • ICG Says Iraq Close to Collapse (December 20, 2006)
    As the Pentagon reported an all-time high violence levels, an International Crisis Group (ICG) report warned that Iraq is on the brink of total disintegration and drag the entire West Asian region into a regional war.<More>

  • Iran Wants US Out of Iraq (December 11, 2006)
    Even as Iran said it will help when the US pulls out of the region, the Iraqi President rejected recommendations by the Iraq Study Group because it contained “dangerous articles” undermining “the sovereignty of Iraq ” and was an “insult to the Iraqi people.”<More>

  • No Role for Iran in Iraq (December 01, 2006)
    US President George Bush met Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to review the Iraqi situation and assured him of giving him the “the tools,” “capacity to respond,” and that the US was not looking for a “graceful exit” promising to stay “until the job is complete.”<More>

  • The Last Big Push (November 20, 2006)
    Accused of being “in a state of denial,” US President George Bush rejected calls for a phased withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and instead has come up with a plan that will give it one “last big push” recognizing “the conditions on the ground.”<More>

  • Lebanese Political Crisis and West Asia (November 14, 2006)
    The resignation of 5 Shiite Ministers from the Lebanon Government increased regional tensions across sectarian and religious lines and the US Government (USG) applauded an Argentinean court branding the Hezbollah “global nexus of terrorism.”<More>

  • Saudis Warn of Iraq Disintegration (November 07, 2006)
    Saudi Arabia believes that Iraq is a “lost battle” that will disintegrate because of Iranian “interference,” Kurdish drive for quasi- independence, and there is no “endgame” to the US occupation that has “failed by every single measure.”<More>

  • Saddam to Hang (November 06, 2006)
    An astounded Islamic world was shocked at the anticipated verdict of death by hanging for ousted Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein for the 1982 killing of 148 people coincidentally timed for the November US elections as observers remained divided.<More>

  • Iraq War “Spawned new Terror” (September 26, 2006)
    A classified report by US Intelligence found that the war in Iraq has “spawned new terror” activity and a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terror threat has grown significantly since September 11, 2001.<More>

  • CIA Conned on Iraq Germ Threat (June 26, 2006)
    The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) finally admitted that the main inspiration who prompted the US to invade Iraq spreading fear of mobile chemical labs capable of launching germs is “mentally unstable” “an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar.”<More>

  • US Seeks Iran’s help in Iraq (April 01, 2006)
    The United States (US) is seeking Iran’s help to prevail on Shia elements in Iraq to form a national Government that will bring peace to the hapless nations and extract the US out of a quagmire born out of unilateralism.<More>

  • UK Diplomat Warns of “Unbelievable Mess” in Iran (March 15, 2006)
    Senior British diplomat in Baghdad John Sawers, representing Prime Minister Tony Blair, warned his country of following bungling US policies.<More>

  • Sunnis Attack Shias in Iraq (March 14, 2006)
    Sunni terrorists, blamed to belong to al Qaeda, set off 6 car bombs in predominantly Shia neighborhood in eastern Baghdad killing 58 people and wounding 200.<More>

  • UIA Will Form Govt in Iraq (February 14, 2006)
    The Shia dominated United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), which won 128 seats in the Iraqi Parliamentary elections elected Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for Prime Minister.More>

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