Sunday, July 3, 2022

Iran-Kurdistan Relations

‘Iranian Kurds Won’t Go for Secession If Their Rights, Demands Realized’

A senior political commentator believes there will be no reason for Iranian Kurds to go for secession if their rights are respected and their demands met.

KRG’s Approach to Referendum ‘Irresponsible, Amateurish’: Iran

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani slammed the independence referendum recently held in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, saying the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) adopted an “irresponsible and amateurish approach”.

‘Iran-Iraq Joint Border Drills Reveal Capabilities to Suppress Secessionists’

An Iranian lawmaker says the joint military exercises conducted by Iran and Iraq in border areas reveal the two sides’ capabilities to suppress secessionist moves.

‘PUK Loses Iran’s Friendship after Kurdistan Referendum’

An Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker says the referendum on the Kurdistan region’s independence has led to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan losing Iran’s friendship.

Kurdish Independence Harder to Achieve after Referendum

An Iranian analyst says holding a referendum on the secession of the Iraqi Kurdistan region not only would not help the region achieve independence, but also will make it more difficult for Kurds to secede from Iraq.

Israel Main Winner of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Secession: Analysts

Experts maintain Israel has played a key role in convincing the Iraqi Kurds to hold the independence referendum because the Zionist regime is the main winner of the secession in the region.

‘West Plotting to Take Advantage of Kurds’ Secessionist Mentality’

A conservative Iranian newspaper says the West is hatching a new plot to cash in on the secessionist tendencies of a handful of Iraqi Kurds.

Iran; Elder Brother of Kurds, Iraqi Shiites

A Kurdish analyst has called Iran the elder brother of Iraqi Kurds Shiites, suggesting that the Islamic Republic could resolve the regional crises by supporting the Iraqi Kurdistan region and bringing about convergence between Baghdad, Tehran and Erbil.

Kurdish Referendum: Geopolitical Move or Attempt to Realize a Dream?

Without having any logical and feasible response for many of regional and national problems, the recent referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence was merely an attempt to realize a dream.

Iran, Iraq, Turkey Warn Kurdistan against Holding Referendum

Foreign ministers of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey in a joint statement have urged the Iraqi Kurdistan region to either call off its independence referendum or expect counter-measures by its neighbours.

UN Special Envoy for Iraq Meets with FM Zarif

The United Nations special envoy for Iraq, Yan Kubish, has held a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York on Monday, September 19.

Iran to Stop Cooperation with Iraqi Kurdistan after Possible Independence

Iran’s top security official has warned the Iraqi Kurdistan about the consequences of its upcoming independence referendum, saying the Islamic Republic will seriously revise its cooperation with Iraqi Kurds if Baghdad’s sovereignty is violated.

Kurdish Independence Referendum Plot by US, Israel: Iranian Cleric

Tehran's Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami warned against the consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s plan to hold an independence referendum later this month, saying the vote is part of a plot to create another Israel in the Middle East.

Iranian, Turkish Top Officers Discuss Kurdistan Referendum

The top officers of Iran and Turkey in a phone call highlighted the negative consequences of a planned referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Vote ‘Dangerous Game’: Iranian MP

An Iranian lawmaker has warned against the horrible consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum, saying it is a dangerous game the Kurds are playing.

Iranian University Ready to Admit Students from Iraqi Kurdistan

The dean of Kurdistan University in western Iran says admission of students from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region is possible on the basis of the memorandums of cooperation signed between the two sides.

Iranian General Warns Iraqi Kurdistan against Independence Referendum

A senior Iranian official has called on Iraqi Kurdish leaders to forgo a planned referendum for secession, warning that a possible breakup of the Arab country could have grave consequences for the security of the region.

Iran Blasts Kirkuk’s ‘Unacceptable’ Support for Kurdistan Independence Referendum

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has warned the authorities in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk against their ‘wrong, provocative, and unacceptable’ decision to back the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

Iran Welcomes Baghdad-Erbil Talks: Spokesman

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the Islamic Republic welcomes domestic negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil.

Iran FM Addresses Council on Foreign Relations (Full Text)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed a range of issues, from the ongoing problems in the Mideast to the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, in an address to a group of scholars and academics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum Plan to Isolate Kurds: Iran’s Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says although holding a referendum on independence of Kurdistan may seem interesting, it will actually isolate Kurds and put pressure on the Kurdish people of Iraq.

Former Iraqi President in Iran for Talks

Leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, is in Iran’s capital Tehran on a friendly visit.

US Favours Separation of Kurdistan Region from Iraq: Analyst

A political commentator says Washington would like to see Iraq’s Kurdistan Region separated from the country.

Kurdistan Referendum to Exacerbate Iraq’s Problems: Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region will just create more problems for the Arab country in a time when it needs peace and stability more than ever.

Kurdish Envoy Blasts Turkey’s Policies, Hails Iran’s Support

The representative of Iraqi Kurdistan in Tehran has strongly criticized Turkey’s unfriendly policies, and termed Iran an all-time supporter of Kurds.

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