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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.
Iraqi Politician Blames Iran for Twin Bomb Attacks on Kurdish Party HQ in Erbil
Two explosions on Tuesday night targeting the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) headquarters in Koya have killed at least seven people, and wounded several others.
Leader’s Military Aide Warns Iraqi Kurdistan against Cooperation with Iran’s Enemies
A top military aide to Iran’s Leader warned officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, especially the Barzanis, against cooperation with Iran's enemies and terrorists.
Two Kurdish Dissident Groups to Stop Armed Clashes in Iranian Kurdistan
Kurdish media have reported that the PDK and the PDKI, two major armed dissident groups, have decided to stop their armed conflicts in Iranian Kurdistan.
“Barzanistan”, Kurdish Aspect of the Philosophy behind ISIS Emergence
Massoud Sadr-Mohammadi, an expert in Turkish and Caucasian affairs, recently warned against a plot hatched by Israel and the US to disintegrate the Middle East and create tension and instability in the region by abusing Kurd people.
Iran’s Shamkhani, Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sinjari Discuss Security Issues
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Interior Minister Karim Sinjari held talks on a range...
Iran Ready to Promote Its Political Ties with Kurdistan Region: Top Security Official
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani hailed the long-term friendship between Iran and Kurdistan Region, saying that Tehran is prepared...
Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan Resolved to Enhance Strategic Ties
In a meeting in Erbil, Governor-General of Iran’s Kordestan Province Abdol-Mohammad Zahedi and Abdelkarim Sinjari, the Interior Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, explored the avenues for promoting mutual cooperation between the two neighbouring sides.
Nechirvan Barzani Hails Iran’s Positive Role in Suppressing ISIS in Iraq’s Kurdistan
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani praised the Iranian government and nation for assisting the Kurdish civilians in overcoming ISIS threats and other security crises in Iraq.
Iraqi Kurdistan calls on Iran to mediate between Baghdad and Erbil
The Iraqi Kurdistan regional administration official said that solving issues with Baghdad is a top priority of Erbil.
Iran to launch trade center in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region
The center should serve to provide a good understanding of Iraq's market, introduce Erbil's trade attractions to traders and support the Iranian industries that eye a share in the Iraqi city.
Iran to provide Iraq’s Kurdistan Region with gas, gasoline
Iran has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iraq’s Kurdistan to export gas and gasoline to the semi-autonomous region.