The Week in Review: November 3rd – November 10th

Nov. 10 – The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an alliance of Iran regime-backed Iraqi militia groups, claimed responsibility for three attacks on Nov. 8 on US forces in Iraq and Syria.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Hezbollah, which is also funded by the Islamic Republic, continued to attack Northern Israel, claiming responsibility for two incidents, including attacks on Israeli border positions.

The rise in attacks across the Middle East follow the start of the Israel-Hamas war, which began on October 7, and has led to concerns that the war could spread across the region.

A call for more transparency around the suspension of the US’s top Iran envoy Robert Malley was made by a Republican lawmaker this week.

Brian Mast criticized the White House for failing to disclose Malley’s suspension and the reason behind the decision to remove him from his role, during a TV interview.

Malley’s security clearance was revoked earlier this year after a State Department investigation was launched into the possible mishandling of classified information by the diplomat.

And a French national, Louis Arnaud, has been jailed for five years in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, on national security charges.

The banker had been detained in Iran for over a year after being accused of taking part in anti-government protests and producing anti-government propaganda.

The French government said Arnaud had been denied legal representation during his court hearing and called for his immediate release.

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