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Several rockets, said to have been fired from the Iranian territory, hit the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) on Saturday, killing at least 14 and wounding dozens of others from the anti-Iran terrorist groups, Kurdish media reported.
The General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces has dismissed statements by a senior Turkish military official on Iran's support for joint military action in northern Iraq against the PKK militants.
Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said the Kurdish people of Syria proved that they would never allow the US and Israel to gain a foothold in the war-hit country.
Iran will resume direct flights between Tehran and the Iraqi city of Erbil from April 27 after a six-month hiatus which saw Baghdad and its neighbors impose an air ban on the regional Kurdistan government over a secession bid.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his condolences to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani following the death of his brother Dilovan Barzani on Monday.
A top aide to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says Tehran will never withhold any effort to enhance Iraq’s national unity, and is prepared to enhance ties between Iraq’s central government and Kurdistan Regional Government
Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says Erbil is looking for expansion of all-out relations with the Islamic Republic.
Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani says his visit to Tehran was aimed at sending the message that Erbil will never cut its brotherly relations with the Islamic Republic.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has harshly criticized the Iraqi Kurdistan for allowing anti-Iran groups to freely travel through the territory after conducting acts of terror against Iranian citizens.
The Iraqi Kurdistan region's prime minister has arrived in Tehran to warm up Erbil’s frosted ties with the Islamic Republic, according to what the Kurdish envoy says.
Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department said.
Former President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has sent a message of condolences to IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani over his father’s demise.
A senior Kurdish diplomat has revealed that Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani had warned the Iraqi Kurdish officials of the consequences of their independence referendum.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says the country’s determination to boost its defensive capabilities will not be influenced by US sanctions.
A top advisor to Iran’s Leader says the recent recapture of Kirkuk thwarted a plot to disintegrate Iraq, adding the days of the US’ presence and influence in the region are numbered.
Iran has denied reports that the country has closed its land border with the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region in response to last month’s independence referendum in the region.
The eldest son of late former Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, has praised an Iranian medical team for their efforts to offer good services to his father during treatment period.
An Iranian analyst says Tehran and Ankara cannot pursue a totally similar policy towards the issue of Iraqi Kurdistan, and Iran needs to adopt its own independent policy in this regard.
A Kurdish Iranian parliamentarian says Tehran would be the best place for talks between the Iraqi government and authorities of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
An Iranian website has, in a critical article, lashed out at certain commentators who believe the secession of the Iraqi Kurdistan region is a logical move.