Thursday, June 1, 2023

Iran-Kurdistan Relations

Iran Reopens Two Border Crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan

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.

Masoud Barzani Condoles with General Soleimani over Father’s Death

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.

‘General Soleimani Had Warned Erbil of Referendum Consequences’

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.

CAATSA Not to Stop Iran from Boosting Defensive Power: Shamkhani

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.

Iran Reopens Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has reopened its land border with the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah province following a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum.

Iran Denounces Attack on Its Consulate in Erbil

    According to a statement by the Iranian Consulate General in Erbil, on Friday evening, when the Consulate General was closed, certain individuals with political...

Recapture of Kirkuk Foils Iraq Disintegration Plot: Iran

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 Dismisses Reports on Closing Land Border with Iraqi Kurdistan

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.

Jalal Talabani’s Family Thanks Iranian Medical Team

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.

‘Iran Should Adopt Independent Policy towards Kurdish Secession’

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.

‘Tehran Best Place for Talks between Baghdad, Erbil Officials’

A Kurdish Iranian parliamentarian says Tehran would be the best place for talks between the Iraqi government and authorities of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

‘Those Favouring Kurdistan’s Secession Ignore Potential Dangers’

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.

‘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.

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