Thursday, June 13, 2024

Iran-Kurdistan Relations

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.

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.

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