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Reports show that a significant portion of the capacity of flights from Iran to Iraq has been sold out in the days leading to the Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Hussein ibn Ali (AS).
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says a high-ranking commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, who apparently masterminded the recent deadly terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, has been killed in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala.
Iran’s top military commander says the United States has been provoking terrorists based in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region over the past year to launch assaults on Iranian soil despite an earlier promise not to do so.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has hailed the Iraqi Parliament’s election of Barham Salih as the Arab country’s new president.
Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned and dismissed allegations made by Washington for shutting down the US consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra, saying that the Americans’ remarks are unjustified, unnecessary and clearly part of a blame game.
Iraq’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has expressed his country’s gratitude to Iran over its support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and unity.
The newly-elected speaker of the Iraqi legislature says he won’t tolerate efforts by anti-Iran groups to use Iraq’s soil to attack the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Iraqi nation and parliament on election of Mohammed as the new speaker of the Iraqi parliament.