A shoot out in the Iraqi capital once again highlighted the growing threat of a rapidly growing galaxy of ‘Shiite militias’ affiliated with the Iranian regime.
The gunfight early on Monday pitted Iraqi police against the Asaib Ahl al-Haq, the most aggressive of the para-military groups, holding a Kurdish woman related to one of a country's deputy prime minister, police and army officers told AFP.
NCRI - Three Christians, Pastors Behnam Irani and Matthias Haghnejad, and Deacon Silas Rabbani, have been each given a six-year sentences by a court in Iran.
Pastor Behnam Irani has received an additional sentence of six years imprisonment. He was initially arrested in 2006 and sentenced to six years in 2011.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog cautioned about the Iranian regime’s claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the atomic activities of Tehran are civilian in nature.
Yukiya Amano, the head of International Atomic Energy Agency told an IAEA meeting in Vienna that Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August.