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The review of an interview with former president of the Kurdistan Region five years after being published in a Turkish daily sheds light on how Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani literally saved Erbil after the Kurdish calls for help from the US, UK, France, Turkey and Saudis went unheeded when bloodthirsty ISIS forces were on the city’s doorstep.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has launched retaliatory attacks on positions of anti-Iran terrorist groups along the Iranian borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the ties between the Iraqi Kurdistan’s region and the Islamic Republic of Iran are very important adding that broadening cooperation in various sectors, including economic and commercial ones is part of the KRG’s policy.
The Syrian army has entered Manbij near the Turkish border, marking the return of territories held by US-backed militants to the government fold for the first time in years, an army spokesman said Friday.
Iran will resume direct flights between Tehran and the Iraqi city of Erbil from April 27 after a six-month hiatus which saw Baghdad and its neighbors impose an air ban on the regional Kurdistan government over a secession bid.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his condolences to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani following the death of his brother Dilovan Barzani on Monday.
An old wheat and grain warehouse in Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah was destroyed on Friday under the supervision of the local authorities.