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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.
Several Anti-Iran Kurdish Militants Killed by Rockets ‘Fired from Iran’: Report
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.
“Iran Not to Support Turkey’s Anti-PKK Operations in Northern Iraq”
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.
Iran Praises Kurds for Standing against US, Israel in Syria
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 to Resume Direct Flights to Erbil as of April 27
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.
Iran FM Condoles with KRG PM over His Brother’s Death
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.
Iran Says Welcomes Baghdad-Erbil Agreements
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said the Islamic Republic welcomes recent agreements reached between Baghdad and Erbil, which lifted a nearly six-month air blockade imposed on the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
“Iran Prepared to Mend Ties between Baghdad, Erbil”
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
Erbil Developing New Protocol to Promote Ties with Tehran: PM
Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says Erbil is looking for expansion of all-out relations with the Islamic Republic.
Iraqi Kurdistan Will Never Sever Ties with Iran: PM
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.
Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Call for Closer Trade Ties
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have urged the private sectors of both sides to take part in mutual development projects.
Tehran Slams Erbil for Giving Immunity to Anti-Iran Groups
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.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s PM in Tehran to Mend Ties: Envoy
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.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s PM to Visit Tehran Sunday
Reports say Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, will travel to the Iranian capital on Sunday.