Thousands rally in Baghdad a year since Iran general’s killing
Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on theanniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqimilitia leader in a US drone strike.
The killing of general Qassim Soleimaniand Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2020 pushed Tehran and Washington perilouslyclose to all-out conflict and sparked outrage in Iraq, leading parliament topass a non-binding resolution days later calling for the expulsion of allforeign troops.
The five-year-long detainment of a British mother in Iran is a “blot on British diplomacy”, her husband has said.British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Tehran since 2016, when she was sentenced to five years in prison over allegations, which she denies, of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government.
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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday the United States had begun to communicate with Iran over the country's detention of American citizens, calling the matter a "complete and utter outrage". This report produced by Emma Jehle.
Iranians staged a socially distanced commemoration of their 1979 revolution on Wednesday (February 10), parading in vehicles to avoid infection rather than on foot, as Tehran showed off ballistic missiles in defiance of Western efforts to curtail the programme.