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Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department said.
Former President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has sent a message of condolences to IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani over his father’s demise.
A senior Kurdish diplomat has revealed that Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani had warned the Iraqi Kurdish officials of the consequences of their independence referendum.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says the country’s determination to boost its defensive capabilities will not be influenced by US sanctions.
A top advisor to Iran’s Leader says the recent recapture of Kirkuk thwarted a plot to disintegrate Iraq, adding the days of the US’ presence and influence in the region are numbered.
Iran has denied reports that the country has closed its land border with the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region in response to last month’s independence referendum in the region.
The eldest son of late former Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, has praised an Iranian medical team for their efforts to offer good services to his father during treatment period.
An Iranian analyst says Tehran and Ankara cannot pursue a totally similar policy towards the issue of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Iran needs to adopt its own independent policy in this regard.