Sunday, February 5, 2023

Iran-Iraq Relations

Iran, Iraq FMs discuss border security and terror groups during upcoming Arbaeen

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and his Iraqi counterpart exchanged views on border security, as well as necessary measures to counter hostile, separatist and terrorist groups in Iraq and the Kurdistan region.

Iranian families host pilgrims of Arbaeen walk

A convoy of the lovers of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, from all provinces across Iran is moving on the Bandar Imam Khomeini route towards the city of Shalamcheh on the border with Iraq.

Tehran-Karbala train to start next week

Pilgrims of the Iraqi holy city of Karbala can travel from the Iranian capital Tehran via train from next week, the Iranian railway transportation company said.

President Raisi calls for Iraqi political groups to strike a deal to end political impasse

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has underlined the need for Iraqi political factions to maintain their unity and make a deal to end the current political impasse through dialog.

‘Over 6,000 pilgrims entering Iraq from Iran’s Mehran border crossing daily’

An Iranian official says over 6,000 pilgrims are currently entering Iraq from Iran’s western Mehran border crossing on a daily basis, as the neighboring country is preparing to host a large Shia mourning ceremony in a few weeks.

‘Value of Iran-Iraq trade to reach $9bn mark by year end despite US sanctions’

The chairman of the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce says the value of trade between Tehran and Baghdad will reach the 9-billion-dollar mark in seven months, despite the tough US economic sanctions in place against Iran.

President Raisi pays tribute to ex-Iranian captives of Iraq’s 1980s war

President Ebrahim Raisi pays tribute to ex-Iranian prisoners of war, who had been taken hostage by the army of the ex-Iraqi regime during the 1980s military campaign against the Islamic Republic, praising them as symbols of all the values and lofty ideals of the Islamic Revolution.

Iran pursues boosting of defense cooperation with Iraq: Official

A top Iranian military official says Iran is after boosting defense cooperation with Iraq, stressing that regional dynamics call for increased joint work.

Iraq says holding talks with Iran on increasing gas imports

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity says the Arab country needs between 50 to 55 million cubic meters of natural gas from Iran, and that Baghdad is in talks with Tehran to increase its gas imports from the neighboring country.

Iraq says in talks with Iran to increase natural gas imports

The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity says it is in talks with Iran for securing a rise in imports of natural gas from its eastern neighbor as Baghdad works to inaugurate new power plants fueled by natural gas.

Iran to export 400 megawatts of electricity to Iraq in 5 years

The Iraqi ministry of energy says, Iran will export some 400 megawatts of electricity to Iraq in five years.

Iran marks Iraqi Baathist regime’s 1988 chemical attacks on border villages

34 years ago today, 275 people were killed and at least 2,700 others were injured in chemical attacks by the Iraqi Baathist regime on the villages of Zardeh, Sarmil, and Nesar Deireh in the western Iranian Kermanshah Province.

Iran FM sympathizes with Iraqi government, nation over deadly attack

The Iranian foreign minister has sympathized with the Iraqi government and nation over the deadly attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Iran slams lethal air raid in northern Iraq

The spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry has condemned the Wednesday shelling of the Iraqi city of Zakho, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of civilians.

Iraqi president calls for compromise between Iran and Arab countries

Iraqi President Barham Salih has said Baghdad wants compromise between Iran and Arab countries.

Iran praises Iraq’s efforts in advancing regional talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a phone call with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein, hailed Baghdad’s role in initiating regional talks.

Official: 50k pilgrims to travel visa-free to Iraq for Eid al-Ghadir on Monday

Iran’s interior ministry says 50,000 Iranian pilgrims will head to the shrine cities of Iraq for Eid al-Ghadir, which falls on Monday, without any need for entry visas.

Iranian paper blasts Sadr’s call for unity

Principlist Iranian newspaper Kayhan has slammed Muqtada al-Sadr, the controversial leader of the Sadrist Movement of Iraq, for announcing that he would lead congregational Friday Prayers.

Iran, Iraq in talks on reopening key border crossing ahead of pilgrimage season

Iran’s interior minister says talks are underway with Iraq on the reopening of Khosravi border crossing to facilitate the entry of Iranian pilgrims into the country, as millions of Muslims prepare to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia Imam whose shrine is located in the Iraqi city of Karbala.

Iran and Iraq FMs discuss issues of mutual interest

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein have discussed bilateral ties on the phone on Sunday.

Official: 60,000 Iraqi students studying in Iranian universities

The Iraqi cultural attaché in Iran has announced that thanks to reinforcing bilateral relations between Iran and Iraq, 60,000 Iraqi students are studying in Iranian universities.

Tehran mayor in Iraq for Arabaeen preparations

Tehran’s Mayor Alireza Zakani has traveled to Iraq at the head of a delegation to make the arrangements for the annual Arabaeen ceremony which marks fortieth day after martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia imam.

Iran, Iraq boosting security for Arbaeen

The Islamic Republic of Iran and neighboring Iraq are boosting cooperation to step up security during the annual Arabaeen ceremony which marks fortieth day after martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein, the third Shia imam.

Iran and Iraq agree to increase number of visits by pilgrims of both countries

The spokesman for the Iranian government has said Iran and Iraq have agreed to increase the number of visits of the pilgrims of the two countries.

Iraq welcoming up to 50k Iranian pilgrims for upcoming Arafat Day

The Iraqi government says the country will be open to up to 50,000 Iranian pilgrims in the shrine city of Karbala for Arafat Day, which falls on July 09 this year.

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