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The latest news and views about bilateral relations between Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan region

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.
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“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

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.

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