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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.
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 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.