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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 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.
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.
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 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.
A top Iranian military official says Iran is after boosting defense cooperation with Iraq, stressing that regional dynamics call for increased joint work.
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.
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.
The Iraqi ministry of energy says, Iran will export some 400 megawatts of electricity to Iraq in five years.
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.
The Iranian foreign minister has sympathized with the Iraqi government and nation over the deadly attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Iraqi President Barham Salih has said Baghdad wants compromise between Iran and Arab countries.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a phone call with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein, hailed Baghdad’s role in initiating regional talks.
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.
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’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein have discussed bilateral ties on the phone on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.