With Rowhani’s election, Alusi warns West: do not backslide on Iran

June 16, 2013


“We have the right to optimistic, but nobody should be naive,” said former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi today via phone from Iraq concerning Friday’s election of Hassan Rowhani as President of Iran.

The election of Rowhani,...

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Iraqi ally of Israel’s headquarters attacked last Saturday

April 11, 2013

The headquarters of the Iraqi Nation Party were attacked by a military unit of Iraq’s government over the weekend, according to former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, who believes that the assault was ordered personally by Iraqi...

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Alusi on Hagel: ‘This is not a minister of defense, it’s a minister of chaos’

January 18, 2013

Spoke today with former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi. Alusi, who has championed counterterrorism cooperation and normalized relations between Iraq and Israel and lost his two sons as a result, is dismayed by what he sees as President...

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Breaking news: Alusi reports sizable number of U.S. troops have returned to three Iraqi air bases

October 16, 2012

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me today to report that, starting two weeks ago, U.S. troops started returning to military bases in Iraq. I have not seen this information published elsewhere. If it turns out to be...

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Iran sends troops into Syria; Dems convene in Charlotte

September 5, 2012

Tonight, the second night of the Democratic National Convention, it will be interesting to hear what if any discussion there is of America’s role as leader of the world in protecting human rights. I will be listening for any...

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Exclusive: Iraqi Ally of Israel Dispossessed of his Home, he Says by Iraqi PM Maliki

August 31, 2012

From The Algemeiner



Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who in a series of recent interviews with The Algemeiner has spoken of Iran’s alleged bribery of numerous Iraqi officials, says he has received notice from the office of Iraqi Prime Minister...

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Alusi calls on Obama to introduce U.N. resolution demanding Syria give control of WMD to international community

August 21, 2012

Today President Obama warned Syrian dictator Bashir Assad that “use or deployment of … weapons of mass destruction” would be crossing a “red line,” that would prompt U.S. intervention. In a phone ...

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New York Times reports Iran has infiltrated Iraq’s banks; Alusi told me this months ago

August 20, 2012

Too bad The New York Times doesn’t take more freelance pieces on the middle east, because it could have had the essence of this story several months ago.

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Mithal al Alusi survives assassination attempt last night in Iraq

February 14, 2012

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February 14–Human rights advocate and former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by...

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U.S. headed for showdown with Iran? This commentator has another theory

December 30, 2011

On Wednesday, Iran’s navy chief said that the Islamic Republic could close the Strait of Hormuz, a shipping channel vital to transporting one third of the world’s crude oil, adding that doing so would be “very easy” for his...

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