Thursday, January 27, 2022

Iran-Kurdistan Relations

Iran, Iraq’s Kurdistan discuss closer trade ties

Iran says it stands ready to make investments in Iraq, calling for closer trade and economic relations between the two countries.

Iran general warns of more anti-terror attacks in Iraq’s north

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Baqeri has warned of more operations against terrorist cells in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region.

Tehran Says Prepared for Development of Relations with Erbil

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with a delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) co-chaired by Lahur Sheikh Jangi and Bafel Talabani in Erbil.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Soil Won’t Be Used for Threatening Iran: Barzani

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Masoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iraq, in Erbil.

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Region Discuss Closer Cooperation

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Nechirvan Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, in Erbil.

Barzani Says Kurdistan Won’t Turn into Staging Ground for Attacking Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Masoud Barzani, the former President of the Kurdistan Region and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), in Erbil.

Border Crossing between Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Reopens

A border crossing between Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region has reopened and the trade exchanges via land border have resumed in the normal way, officials say.

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Express Concern over ISIS Revival

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Masrour Barzani have expressed concern over the ISIS terrorist group’s revival.

Assyrian Christians Indebted to Qassem Soleimani: MP

The representative of Iranian Assyrians and Chaldean Catholics at the Iranian Parliament says Assyrians are beholden to General Qassem Soleimani, because thanks to his efforts over 30,000 of the Assyrians living in Iraq survived ISIS invasion.

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.

Eminent Singer Cancels Turkey Concert in Solidarity with Kurds

Iranian virtuoso musician Shahram Nazeri has canceled a concert in Turkey’s Konya in deference to the Kurdish people of Syria affected by a Turkish military operation.

Photo Exhibition in Iran Depicts Sufferings of Iraqi Kurdish Refugees

A photo exhibition is underway in Tehran, portraying the sufferings of refugees and the migration of Iraqi Kurds during the rule of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.

IRGC Launches Retaliatory Attacks on Terrorists’ Positions

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has launched retaliatory attacks on positions of anti-Iran terrorist groups along the Iranian borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Iran Congratulates Barzani on Election as KRG President

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government.

Iran’s FM Meets PUK Secretary-General

The top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Secretary-General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul.

Ties with Iran Highly Important: Barzani

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the ties between the Iraqi Kurdistan’s region and the Islamic Republic of Iran are very important adding that broadening cooperation in various sectors, including economic and commercial ones is part of the KRG’s policy.

Iran Welcomes Syrian Army’s Entry into Manbij

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes the entry of the Syrian army into the northern town of Manbij, and considers it a fresh step to resolve the ongoing crisis.

“US Provoking Terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan to Disrupt Iran’s Security”

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 Embassy in Greece Attacked by Kurdish Militants’ Affiliates

A number of attackers affiliated with an anti-Iran Kurdish militant group raided the Iranian embassy building in Athens on Monday morning, according to Greek media reports.

Iran Reminds France of Its Duty to Protect Diplomatic Buildings

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has confirmed an attack by a group of terrorists on the Iranian embassy in Paris, urging the French government to take serious measures to protect all Iranian diplomatic buildings.

Iran Slams France’s Double Standards on Terrorism

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected France's concerns over the Islamic Republic's recent missile attacks on terrorists' positions in the Iraqi Kurdistan, blasting Paris for adopting double standards on dealing with terrorism.

Attack on Terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan Sends Message to Iran’s Enemies: IRGC

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the recent retaliatory missile strike against the terrorists based in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region sends a “meaningful” message to the enemies, who imagine they can bully us.

‘KRG Officials Repeatedly Warned before Iran’s Missile Strikes’

Iran’s military chief says officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government had been repeatedly warned before the IRGC launched missile strikes against anti-Iran elements in the region, warning Iran will have to repeat the strikes if terrorists continue to stage plots inside Iran.

Attack on Terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan Retaliatory, Pre-emptive: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Islamic Republic’s recent attacks on terrorists’ positions in the Iraqi Kurdistan were both retaliatory and pre-emptive.

IRGC Confirms Missile Attack on Terrorists’ Positions in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has confirmed it has conducted missile strikes against terrorist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan, saying it meant to punish the groups that in recent years have intensified their anti-Iran operations.

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