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The second war of the US-led coalition forces against Iraq. started m March 2001. is one of the srgnificarumternational events in the first years of the 21st century. The triumph of America and its allies to topple Saddam's regime to establish a "democratic system" in Iraq was an indication of new approaches, policies and viewpoints in the mtcrnational sphere, as well as demonstrating technological supremacy and fighting power of coalition forces. There are the quality of OC\'S released by media . especially the press about the war in Iraq and subsequent events can be considered very important. In the current study, the coverage of lraq,s developments in the two Iranian papcrs-Kayhan and the Sharq- and two American magazics-Tirne and Newsweek- is evaluated using content analysis, within a period of two months following the transition of power to lraqics. The main purpose of the study is to assess the presentation of traq.s events in the above publications with a focus on the dominant political points of view in each country. The Finding show that the image oflraq s suuation indicated in the tVO Iranian papers (Kayhan and Sharq) was mostly "biased", while this image in the American publications (Time and Newsweek] was "neutral". On the other hand, the accordance of the two Iranian papers with their respective government s policies towards Iraq was higher than the lVO American publications' accordance with the U.S. administrauon,s polices.