Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Iraqi Kurdistan

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.

Iraqi Kurds Offer to Suspend Referendum Results

The Iraqi Kurdistan has offered to suspend the results of its recent independence referendum in an effort to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue rather than military means.

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.

‘Barzani Funneled Revenues of Kirkuk’s Oil to Personal Accounts Overseas’

A political analyst says the president of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, has made the greatest profit from the oil-rich Kirkuk province over the past 14 years.

Iran Has No Role in Kirkuk Operation: Leader’s Aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran's Leader, has dismissed allegations of the Islamic Republic’s involvement in the Iraqi army’s operation to retake the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.

Iraqis Celebrate Recapture of Kirkuk from Kurds

The Iraqi central government forces have retaken the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk on Monday in an operation launched on Sunday in response to Kurdistan’s independence referendum.

Iraqi PM Appoints Arab Acting Governor for Kirkuk

Iraqi premier has reportedly appointed an Arab politician as the new acting governor of Kirkuk, which is the scene of conflict between Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmarga since the beginning of the central government’s operation to retake the oil-rich city.

Iraqi Forces Retake Kirkuk’s Biggest Military Base

Iraqi forces have taken full control of the largest airbase of Kirkuk, known as K1, after recapturing vast areas of the city from Kurds in an operation started on Sunday night.

Baghdad’s Deadline for Kurdistan Gov’t Coming to End

Iraqi central government in Baghdad has set a deadline for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to leave and hand over the areas which had been under the control of the army before the ISIS attack.

Ban on Kurdistan Airports Causing Daily Loss of $60,000

Baghdad’s ban on the arrival and departure of foreign flights at/from Kurdistan airports has reportedly caused a loss of 50 to 60 thousand dollars a day.

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.

Is Barzani Ready for Conditional Suspension of Kurdish Referendum?

An Iraqi Vice President, after meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, has announced that he is ready to ignore the referendum results in return for the lifting of sanctions against Erbil.

‘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.

Iraqi Flag Subject of Controversy during Talabani’s Funeral

The covering of the coffin of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani with Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag has sparked harsh criticism particularly in Baghdad with many of the Iraqi lawmakers saying the coffin should have been covered with Iraqi flag.

Iraq Calls on Iran, Turkey to Halt Trading with Kurdistan Region

In an official note to Tehran and Ankara, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the two countries to stop their trade deals with the Kurdistan region amid the KRG’s secessionism.

Iran FM Lays Wreath to Honour Iraq’s Late Ex-President

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has laid a wreath to commemorate late former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.

Iran FM to Attend Talabani’s Funeral in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iranian foreign minister will visit the Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday to take part in the funeral ceremony of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.

‘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.

Kurdistan Referendum Not to Get Anywhere: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again emphasized that Ankara only recognizes Iraq’s central government, stressing that the Iraqi Kurdistan’s secessionism will bring the KRG nothing but isolation.

Iraqi Kurdistan Suffering from Internal Division

The dispute between Iraqi Kurdistan’s two main political parties has heightened following the recent meeting of the region’s Political Council headed by President of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani.

Jalal Talabani Spent His Life on Maintaining Iraq’s Integrity: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condoled with Iraq over the death of former Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, describing him as a distinguished man who spent his life on protecting the Arab country’s integrity.

Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Dies at 83

Jalal Talabani, the first non-Arab president of Iraq and the founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has passed away at the age of 83.

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