Iran versus USA: Both stand down
The Republic of Iran has launched its newest short range ballistic missiles into Iraq seemingly with no intentions of harming anyone but as a demonstration of capability.
Sources in Iraq and in Iran suggest this is a warning.
Civil Society Peace Plan Proposed
A global civil society group has proposed to the parties a peace plan that loads up front three hard elements to agree on up front and a process for dealing with minor disagreements over time. In the meanwhile a third party would investigate complaints about extrajudicial killings of the following persons by US President Donald Trump at 33°15′29″N 44°15′22″E (Baghdad, Iraq) on or about 3 January 2020 1 a.m. (local UTC+3).
- Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
- Hadi Taremi
- Haider Ali
- Hassan Abdu al-Hadi
- Mag-Gen. Hossein Pourjafari
- Mag-Gen. Qassem Suleimani
- Muhammad Radha al-Jabri
- Muhammad al-Shaybani
- Naim Qassem (unconfirmed)
- Shahroud Mozaffari Nia
- Vahid Zamanian
- Two unnamed others
The proposal says, “All sides must agree that allowing an impartial third party take carriage of this file is a suitable way ahead. The parties can file acceptances or grievances with the neutral third party, her excellency Michelle Bachelet Jeria, the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner, as they arise, but must also agree that between the parties there shall be no further dialogue on the filed matter and no repetition of this style of conduct.”