Iran’s employment of Chinese contractors, rather than Western firms, for the development of its joint oilfields has been criticized by energy experts, particularly now that Iraq has speeded up its output from the oilfields it shares with Iran.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the security of the region is intertwined with that of Iraq, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Baghdad in restoring peace and security to the Arab country.
Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi announced no Iranian pilgrim is allowed to go to Samarra after the Sunday suicide bombing, which killed dozens of people, including 9 Iranians.
Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani expressed satisfaction with his week-long visit to Iraq, saying constructive talks have been held with the Iraqi political and judicial authorities.
Iran Leader’s top aide in foreign affairs announced Tehran’s preparedness to mediate between Turkey and Iraq to prevent the ignition of a new war in the region.
Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Kazemi Qomi said troops participating in an ongoing major offensive to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the grip of ISIS are purely Iraqi not American, warning about US attempts to hijack the attack.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a US-led coalition airstrike on a mourning procession in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk, which killed at least 15 women and injured many others.
A senior Iranian diplomat says the Islamic Republic will bring its technicians back home from the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk following a deadly attack by ISIS Takfiri terrorists on a power station and other buildings near the city.
Saddam Hussein had revealed his secret fear of Iran and Iranians before being executed.