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Iran Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Istanbul and Baghdad

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly denounced the recent terrorist attacks in the Turkish city of Istanbul and Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

IRGC Engineers Are Repairing Mosul Dam: General

An IRGC general highlighted the non-military capabilities of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, saying that the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Base is now repairing the strategic dam of Mosul, northern Iraq.

US Not Interested in Defeating Terrorists in Iraq and Syria: Iran’s...

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States has never been after defeating Takfiri [extremist] terrorists in the Middle East, and wants to preserve some of them for its future intentions.

Iran’s Fierce Competition with Iraq over Joint Oilfields

Iran’s employment of Chinese contractors, rather than Western firms, for the development of its joint oilfields has been criticized by energy experts, particularly now that Iraq has speeded up its output from the oilfields it shares with Iran.

Iranian Official Pledges Unwavering Support for Iraq’s Anti-Terror Fight

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the security of the region is intertwined with that of Iraq, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Baghdad in restoring peace and security to the Arab country.

Iran Bans Pilgrims from Visiting Iraq’s Samarra over Security Concerns

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Saeed Ohadi announced no Iranian pilgrim is allowed to go to Samarra after the Sunday suicide bombing, which killed dozens of people, including 9 Iranians.

Iran’s Top Judge Hails ‘Constructive’ Visit to Iraq

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani expressed satisfaction with his week-long visit to Iraq, saying constructive talks have been held with the Iraqi political and judicial authorities.

Leader’s Top Advisor: Iran Is Ready to Mediate between Turkey and...

Iran Leader’s top aide in foreign affairs announced Tehran’s preparedness to mediate between Turkey and Iraq to prevent the ignition of a new war in the region.

Iranian Ex-Envoy Warns against US Plots to Hijack Mosul Operation

Former Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Kazemi Qomi said troops participating in an ongoing major offensive to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the grip of ISIS are purely Iraqi not American, warning about US attempts to hijack the attack.

Iran Condemns US-Led Airstrike against Civilians in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a US-led coalition airstrike on a mourning procession in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk, which killed at least 15 women and injured many others.