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Iran hits back after Trump claims it is planning Iraq attacks

US president accuses Tehran or its proxies of planning ‘sneak’ assault on US basesIran’s military and diplomatic leadership has hit back at Donald Trump’s claims that its proxies were planning a sneak attack on US bases in Iraq, claiming Tehran only ever acts in self-defence and has no proxies in Iraq, only allies.The US and Iran are already at loggerheads over the impact of US sanctions on Tehran’s ability to fight the coronavirus pandemic, and the threat of a military attack on the US is likel...
Tags: Iraq, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, Mohammad Bagheri


How sensitive work in Congress is being impeded by the coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Iran or its proxies may be planning a "sneak attack" against US forces, but some lawmakers say they can't evaluate the intelligence behind that assertion because the coronavirus outbreak has limited their access to classified material.
Tags: Congress, US, Iran, Cnn, Donald Trump


America is battling a pandemic. Why is Trump talking about war with Iran?

Because an economy-wrecking pandemic isn't enough to deal with, the Trump administration is making aggressive noises at Iran."Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq," President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!"The White House didn't provide any additional information about Trump's tweet or his claim of a "sneak attack" being planned. But it should go witho...
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Trump news – live: US hits record high 6.6m unemployment claims and coronavirus death toll tops 5,000 as president mocks governors’ ‘insatiable appetite’ for ventilators

US unemployment figures have again shattered records, with 6.6 million Americans filing for benefits as the coronavirus pandemic brings society to a grinding halt and threatens economic collapse.Donald Trump attempted to pivot away from the deadly outbreak in his latest press briefing on Wednesday – a day on which the country’s death toll hit 5,000 from 216,000 cases - threatening Iran, questioning China’s figures and attacking Fox News reporter John Roberts for asking him about a “false story”.
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Coronavirus live news: Spain death toll passes 10,000 with record single-day rise of 950

Iran passes 50,000 cases and 3,136 deaths; Russia and Afghanistan record single-day records; Cambodian government accused of using pandemic to assert absolute powerAt a glance: summary of key eventsAsian countries face possible second wave of infectionsUS stockpile of protective equipment ‘nearly gone’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST Spain hit another grim milestone on Thursday, as the number of deaths passed 10,000 and yet another record single-...
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Iran warns of months of crisis as virus deaths reach 3,160

Iran on Thursday reported 124 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising its total to 3,160, as President Rouhani warned that the country may still battle the pandemic for another year. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the latest toll in a news conference and confirmed 3,111 new infections over the past 24 hours, bringing Iran's total to 50,468. Iran has been scrambling to contain the COVID-19 outbreak since it reported its first cases on February 19.
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The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:___— Protective gear shortage affecting workers at Fukushima nuclear plant— Australia to offer free child care during pandemic to keep workers on job— New Zealand has plan to help tourists return home— Isreael's health minister diagnosed with new coro...
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Iran has no proxies, as Trump claims, but has friends: Foreign Minister tweets

Iran has no proxies but it has friends, tweeted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said that the country or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq. "Iran starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do."
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, Iran, Donald Trump, Trump, Mohammad Javad Zarif


Trump news – live: President threatens Iran and rails at Fox reporter as death toll tops 5,000 and six-week-old baby dies

Donald Trump attempted to pivot away from the deadly coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday – a day on which the country’s death toll hit 5,000 from 216,000 cases - threatening Iran, questioning China’s figures and attacking Fox News reporter John Roberts for asking him about a “false story”.The president, vice president Mike Pence, defence secretary Mark Esper and attorney general William Barr likewise discussed drug smuggling and immigration in a press conference nominally dedicated to addressing t...
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Iran parliament speaker, Israeli health minister have virus

Iran’s parliament speaker has contracted the new coronavirus, the country's highest-ranking government figure yet to catch the disease, while in Israel, several top officials entered quarantine when the health minister tested positive on Thursday. Iran's parliament announced Ali Larijani’s illness on its website, saying he was receiving treatment in quarantine. Iran, the regional epicenter of the virus, has been fighting one of the world's worst outbreaks.
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Ali Larijani


Trump Warns Iran of Heightened Retaliation for Any Attacks on U.S. Troops

Democratic leaders cautioned the president privately that he must consult lawmakers before taking military action.
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Trump threatens heavy price if Iran conducts 'sneak attack' on US troops

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday, without citing any evidence, that the administration has information that "Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on US troops and/or assets in Iraq." Trump added, "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!"
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Prepare for War or Fight Coronavirus? U.S. Military Battles Competing Instincts

The Navy has so far refused to completely evacuate the Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier where 93 service members have been confirmed to be infected.
Tags: News, Navy, China, Iran, Defense Department, United States Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, Guam, Aircraft Carriers, United States Politics and Government, United States Defense and Military Forces, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Netanyahu reportedly mistook a Hallmark series clip for proof of an Iranian coronavirus coverup

Everyone gets duped now and then. That goes for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well.Netanyahu recently showed his cabinet a video he claimed was evidence Iran was engineering a novel coronavirus coverup, Axios reports. Tehran has reported more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,000 deaths, but those figures have been eyed with suspicion by much of the rest of the world, including Israel, which, to put it gently, does not get along with Iran.The video showed people dumpi...
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How Can We Cooperate When the Pandemic Is Driving Us Apart?

Right now, our society is being tested on our ability to cooperate. To fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, we need to be able to act as one body and do what we can to stop the virus’s spread and prevent sick patients from overwhelming our health care systems. But how can we overcome our own self-interests enough to do what it takes to work together—in families, states, and nations? Is the current pandemic leading us toward a world of greater global cooperation—or greater isolationism? 

 The...
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Trump threatens Iran – again – if it attacks U.S. interests in Iraq

The latest threat comes as both Iran and the United States battles the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Iran, Devastated by Coronavirus, Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives

Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren’t to blame; Iran is.
Tags: News, European Union, Iran, House Of Representatives, Epidemics, International Monetary Fund, State Department, Human Rights Watch, Ali, Sanders, Medical Devices, Humanitarian Aid, Mike, Murphy, Bernard, Khamenei


US coronavirus live: Florida governor issues stay-home order after weeks of resistance

Ron DeSantis acts to restrict movement for 30 daysPence: ‘Italy may be most comparable to the US at this pointTrump’s media assault rages in midst of coronavirus crisisUS officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deathsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.15pm BST The Guardian’s Vivian Ho reports from California:California schools will be unable to reopen for the rest of the school year because of coronavirus, the state superintendent said Tuesday. 7.04pm BST Trump said he believes I...
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Iran Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives. U.S. Officials Disagree.

Iran, devastated by the coronavirus, is asking the U.S. to lift sanctions on humanitarian grounds. U.S. officials say sanctions aren’t to blame; Iran is.
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'Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S,' tweets Trump

Another day, another round of Trump anxiety-tweets. “Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S.,” the impeached president and noted serial liar tweeted today. Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed! Okie doke.
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Trump Threatens ‘Heavy Price’ If Iran Attacks U.S. Troops

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump warned Iran against what he said was a possible “sneak attack” the Islamic Republic was planning against U.S. troops in Iraq.Trump indicated in a tweet that the U.S. had “information” about a possible attack but didn’t elaborate. He said Iran would pay a “very heavy price” if there’s an attack.Tensions have soared this year between Washington and Tehran after a top Iranian general was killed by American forces at the start of the year, prompting a missile ba...
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Video: Healthcare System challenged by Coronavirus

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has seen a relatively low number of infections compared to its neighbour, Iran, the regional hotspot of the pandemic. Iraq has reported 547 confirmed cases and 42 deaths. But there is growing concern the virus could overwhelm its fragile healthcare system. Al Jazeera's Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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Iran warns U.S. over Iraq deployment amid virus

On Wednesday Iran warned the U.S. it was “warmongering during the coronavirus outbreak,” after it deployed Patriot air defense missiles to Iraq.
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Coronavirus: Iran's official death toll passes 3,000

The health ministry reports 138 new fatalities and 2,987 more cases in the past 24 hours.
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Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity

A top Iranian general arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Meanwhile, revenues from oil exports were slashed by nearly half due to plummeting oil prices in March, according to figures released Wednesday by the Oil Ministry, pushing Iraq into deeper economic uncertainty amid political dysfunction an...
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Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq

Iran warned the US Wednesday that it was leading the Middle East to disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed Patriot air defence missiles to Iraq. Washington had been in talks with Baghdad about the proposed deployment since January but it was not immediately clear whether it had secured its approval or not. Iran, which wields huge influence in its western neighbour, said that it had not.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Iran, Middle East, Baghdad, Iraq Washington


Afghanistan braces for coronavirus surge as migrants pour back from Iran

Returnees flood across the border after lockdown leads to loss of jobs, amid warnings that influx threatens health catastropheCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 130,000 Afghans have fled the coronavirus outbreak convulsing Iran to return home to Afghanistan amid fears they are bringing new infections with them to the conflict-ridden and impoverished country.The huge spike in Afghans crossing the porous border from Iran, in one of the biggest cross-border moveme...
Tags: World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Humanitarian response, Migration And Development, Coronavirus outbreak


Zoroastrian Community Steps Up to Support Their Own in Iran Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Community support for Iran Article by Mahtab Irani On March 26, 2020, Yazd Shahid Sadoughi University Of Medical Science, Iran received the second humanitarian package of medical supplies and safety equipment through the support of the Zoroastrians of India. As we write this, the first Actemra Injections generously supplied by Dr. Yusuf Hamied and carefully transported through cold-chain logistics is being used for a nurse in critical care. In the past 20 days, two containers of medical supplie...
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U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus: Pompeo

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the coronavirus epidemic but gave no concrete sign it plans to do so. The comments reflected a shift in tone by the U.S. State Department, which has come under withering criticism for its hard line toward sanctions relief even in the face of a call by the U.N. secretary-general to ease U.S. economic penalties. Pompeo stressed that h...
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Lawmakers Ask Trump To Suspend Sanctions To Help Iran Fight Coronavirus

U.S. policy stymies Iran's access to medicine and vital equipment, 32 members of Congress say in a letter.
Tags: News, Congress, Iran