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‘Iran Will Ask No One’s Permission to Maintain Ties with Iraq’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denounced the meddlesome remarks made by an American official on mutual ties between Iran and Iraq, saying the Islamic Republic will never ask for any country’s permission to maintain its ties with its neighbour.

US Incapable of Driving Wedge between Iran, Iraq: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US can never drive a wedge between the two neighbouring nations of Iran and Iraq.

Iraqi Diplomat in Tehran ahead of Iran President’s Iraq Visit

Ahead of the historic visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Iraq, the Arab country’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Nizar al-Khairallah, has held talks with his Iranian counterpart Morteza Sarmadi in Tehran.

Iraqi PM Urges Trump to Eat His Iraq Comment

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi censured remarks by US President Donald Trump that the country would use Iraq as a base to “watch” Iran, urging Donald Trump to change his position.

Trump’s Vow to Use Bases in Iraq against Iran Draws Widespread Criticism

Statements by US President Donald Trump that Washington would use its bases in Iraq to “watch” Iran have met with widespread criticism from Iran and a wide array of Iraqi officials.

Iran Condemns Brutal Attack on Pilgrims’ Bus in Iraq

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over a terrorist attack on a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Balad, which killed and wounded a number of them.

Bus Carrying Iranian Pilgrims in Iraq Hit by Terrorist Attack

Several Iranian pilgrims were wounded on Sunday after the bus carrying them in the south of Iraq’s Saladin governorate was targeted by terrorists, an Iranian official confirmed.

Baghdad Not to Join Anti-Iran Front: Iraqi FM

The Iraqi foreign minister says his country will not be pressured by the US into joining the anti-Iran front.
Reports of Iraqi MPs Visit to Israel Arouses Controversy

Reports of Iraqi MPs’ Visit to Israel Arouse Controversy

The news of the visit of three Iraqi delegations to Israel last year, issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its Twitter account, has sparked controversy.

Iraq Parliament to Discusses Foreign Forces Ouster

An Iraqi lawmaker says the country’s parliament is working on a draft plan which if approved will force the government to issue the order of the foreign forces withdrawal including those of the US from the Arab country.

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