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Iran Congratulates Iraq on Election of New Parliament Speaker

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Iraqi nation and parliament on election of Mohammed as the new speaker of the Iraqi parliament.

Iraq’s Top Cleric Opposed to Premiership of Former Officials

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is reportedly opposed to the candidacy of former Iraqi officials for the post of prime minister, according to a source.

Massive Protests in Iraq over Poor Services Leave Casualties

At least four people are reportedly injured after Iraqi police fire in the air to prevent protesters from storming the main government building in Basra on the seventh day of unrest.

Iran Not Meddling in Iraq’s Internal Affairs: Sadr Movement

Iraq's Sadr Movement which has secured the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections says unlike what is widely said by certain states, Iran does not and will not interfere in Iraq's internal affairs.

Over 400 Containers of Explosives Discovered in Northern Iraq

More than 400 containers of explosives have been discovered in the Iraqi city of Mosul in north of the country.

“Sadr Movement Won’t Accept US Dictates on Iran”

The US dictates on the Islamic Republic of Iran are unacceptable for the Sadr bloc, said Head of the Political Bureau of Iraq’s Sadr Movement.
General Soleimani Likes Muqtada al-Sadr Very Much: Iran Envoy

General Soleimani Likes Muqtada al-Sadr Very Much: Iran Envoy

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi says most Iranian officials, especially IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, like Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr very much as far as he knows.

Iraq Elections Strengthen Victories against Terrorists: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the recent elections successfully held in Iraq strengthened the achievements and victories the Iraqi nation gained in fight against terrorism.

First Post-ISIS Elections Start in Iraq

People in Iraq vote Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since the country declared victory over Daesh (the ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group.

Iraqi Quarter in Tehran Heating Up with Election Fervour

The Iraqi quarter in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is brimming with election fervour in the run-up to the May 12 parliamentary votes in the Arab country.

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