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Iraqi Kurdistan

KRG’s Approach to Referendum ‘Irresponsible, Amateurish’: Iran

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani slammed the independence referendum recently held in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, saying the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) adopted an “irresponsible and amateurish approach”.

‘West Adopting Double Standards on Similar Independence Referendums’

Western countries in recent days have adopted double-standard policies on two similar secession plebiscites held in two parts of the world one week apart.

Arabs, Turkmens Deported by Kurdish Forces from Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kurdish security forces known as Asayesh and Peshmerga fighters have deported scores of Arab and Turkmen families from Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk following last week’s referendum on secession.

Secretary of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Resigns

The internal division in Iraqi Kurdistan region has entered a new phase with the resignation of the Kurdistan parliament’s secretary.

‘PUK Loses Iran’s Friendship after Kurdistan Referendum’

An Iraqi Kurdish lawmaker says the referendum on the Kurdistan region’s independence has led to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan losing Iran’s friendship.

No One to Negotiate with US Anymore after JCPOA Withdrawal: FM

Iranian foreign minister has warned the Trump administration that the US would turn into an unreliable partner for the entire world in case it withdraws from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Iraq Government Hails Top Shiite Cleric’s Stand on Kurdistan Referendum

The office of Iraq’s prime minister and also the head of the country’s National Wisdom Stream hailed top Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s opposition to the semi-autonomous Kurdish region’s moves for secession from Iraq.

‘West Plotting to Take Advantage of Kurds’ Secessionist Mentality’

A conservative Iranian newspaper says the West is hatching a new plot to cash in on the secessionist tendencies of a handful of Iraqi Kurds.

Kurdish Lady to Be Appointed as Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister

Jila Sajjadi, a lady from the western city of Sanandaj in Iran’s Kurdistan province, is due to be appointed as the country’s Deputy Interior Minister and the Head of the Interior Ministry’s Applied Sciences and Technology Institution.

Iran; Elder Brother of Kurds, Iraqi Shiites

A Kurdish analyst has called Iran the elder brother of Iraqi Kurds Shiites, suggesting that the Islamic Republic could resolve the regional crises by supporting the Iraqi Kurdistan region and bringing about convergence between Baghdad, Tehran and Erbil.

Top Officers of Iran, Iraq Meet amid Kurdish Referendum

The military brass of Iran and Iraq have met and held talks amid a controversial referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Kurdish Referendum: Geopolitical Move or Attempt to Realize a Dream?

Without having any logical and feasible response for many of regional and national problems, the recent referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence was merely an attempt to realize a dream.

Iranian Parliament Condemns Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

The Iranian parliament on Wednesday condemned the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s move to hold an independence referendum, saying such separatist measures are to the detriment of Iraq and the whole region.

Iran Calls Barzani Tel Aviv’s Middleman to Divide Muslim States

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs says President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) Massoud Barzani is a middleman for Zionists, who seeks to implement their plans for the division of Muslim states.

Iran’s Top General Says Tel Aviv behind Kurdish Referendum

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri blamed the Zionist regime of Israel for orchestrating a plot to hold the independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Iranian, Russian Presidents Reiterate Support for Iraq’s Integrity

The presidents of Iran and Russia have expressed their support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and national unity amid a highly controversial referendum on independence of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Iranian Kurdish MPs Condemn Iraqi Kurdistan’s Referendum

Iranian Kurdish legislators have expressed their opposition to the referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Kurdish Referendum: Voting Begins despite Regional Warnings

Since Monday morning, the Iraqi Kurds have started casting their votes for or against the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s independence amid domestic and international opposition to the referendum.

Iran Stops All Flights to/from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

Iran has stopped all flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan region at the request of the Iraqi central government.

Kurdistan Referendum Part of Israel’s Plot: Iranian MP

An Iranian Kurdish lawmaker has referred to the decision of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government to hold an independence referendum as a plot hatched by...

Vote on Iraqi Kurdistan Independence to Strengthen ISIS: Iran

An Iranian legislator says a possible conflict emanating from a planned referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan may strengthen ISIS terrorists.

Iran, Iraq, Turkey Warn Kurdistan against Holding Referendum

Foreign ministers of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey in a joint statement have urged the Iraqi Kurdistan region to either call off its independence referendum or expect counter-measures by its neighbours.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Plebiscite Part of US Greater Mideast Plan: Expert

Leonid Ivashov, the chief of Russia’s Academy for Geopolitical Problems, says the United States has nasty plans for the Middle East, stressing that the referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence is part of this plan which is called the Greater Middle East.

Iran, Iraq, Turkey Hold Trilateral on Kurdistan Referendum

Foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq have held trilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

‘US Supporting Kurdistan Referendum through Israel’

A senior political analyst says the US publicly voices its opposition to the upcoming independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan, but is actually supporting the separation through Israel.

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