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Zarif Reminds Saudis of Characteristics of 'Normal Country'

Zarif Reminds Saudis of Characteristics of ‘Normal Country’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back at Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, and said the kingdom cannot be called a “normal” country after its moves to cause a humanitarian crisis in Yemen and to assassinate Jamal Khashoggi.
Iraqi Kurds Arriving on Kish Island on Direct Flights

Iraqi Kurds Arriving on Kish Island on Direct Flights

Direct flights have been officially launched between Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah and Iran’s Kish Island, and the first passenger plane carrying the Kurdish tourists landed on the Persian Gulf island earlier this week.

Erbil Owes Existence to Gen. Soleimani, KRG Ex-President Tells Why

The review of an interview with former president of the Kurdistan Region five years after being published in a Turkish daily sheds light on how Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani literally saved Erbil after the Kurdish calls for help from the US, UK, France, Turkey and Saudis went unheeded when bloodthirsty ISIS forces were on the city’s doorstep.
Ayatollah Sistani

Ayatollah Sistani Condoles with Iran Leader on Loss of General Soleimani

Iraq's top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has extended condolences to Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the martyrdom of top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in an American drone strike in Iraq.
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Iran Hails Iraqi Parliamentary Resolution on Expulsion of US Troops

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has hailed the “significant” resolution passed by Iraq's parliament which calls on the Baghdad government to expel American troops from the Arab country.

Iraqi, Iranian Foreign Ministers Discuss Regional Developments

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Iran have in a telephone conversation talked about the latest developments in the region and in Iraq.

Thousands in Iraq Attend General Soleimani’s Funeral

A massive mourning procession is being held in Iraq for two top military figures assassinated in a US strike in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Armed Forces General Staff Vows Tough Retaliation for Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination

The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has warned the elements behind the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani to await a “harsh and regrettable” revenge.

Iran Envoy to Baghdad Gives Details of Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination

Iranian ambassador to Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, has given details of the US attack that killed IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani early Friday.
Iran Appoints Female Ambassador to Denmark

Iran Summons Swiss Envoy over US Accusations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned the charge d'affaires of Switzerland, which represents Washington’s interests in Iran, over the US officials’ recent stances on Iraq developments.