Iraqis set fire to Iranian consulate

Iraqis set fire to Iranian consulate

The anti-government demonstrations in Iraq have reached a new quality: the anger of the participants is increasingly directed against Iran. Najaf, Naziriya and, of course, Baghdad remain centers of protest. In the Shiite holy Iraqi city of Najaf, protesters stormed the Iranian consulate and set fire to it. The building burned out. The Read more…

Iraq: The anger on Iran

Iraq: The anger on Iran

The fire of the Iranian consulate in Najaf shows how outraged many demonstrators are about Iran’s influence in Iraq. The government in Tehran is challenged – but has few options. Since mid-October, Iraqis have been protesting against their government. More than 350 people have been killed and 15,000 injured in the riots Read more…