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Iran, Turkey foiled Israeli plot in N Iraq: Larijani

Iran, Turkey foiled Israeli plot in N Iraq: Larijani

TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran-Turkey cooperating in preserving Iraqi territorial integrity was very important, says Ali Larijani, the Iranian Parliament Speaker in his meeting with his Turkish counterpart İsmail Kahraman on Tuesday.Iran-Turkey cooperating in preserving Iraqi territorial integrity was very important, says Ali Larijani, the Iranian Parliament Speaker in his meeting...

Israel after disturbing peace in region

Israel after disturbing peace in region

Tehran, Nov. 12 (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament’s General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined the role of the United States and the Zionist regime in crisis in Middle East and said “the Zionists are after controlling the region.”Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a televised interview with Negah-e Yek on Saturday. Referring to the...

Netanyahu disrupting ME for his own interests: KRG rep. in Tehran

Netanyahu disrupting ME for his own interests: KRG rep. in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (Press Shia Agency) – The KRG rep. in Tehran, Nazim Dabbagh, says that Netanyahu is after disrupting and dividing the region to gain his own advantages and harness his own interests.“While some countries advised Mr. Barzani to not hold the referendum, there were also other states and persons who hailed for conducting the referendum,” said the Kurdistan Regional Government...

Iraq preparing for final confrontation with ISIL

Iraq preparing for final confrontation with ISIL

TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (Press Shia) – Visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thu. that his country is preparing for a final military operation against ISIL terrorists, adding that it will be a “liberating fight for the Iraqi nation”.Haider al-Abadi made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri on Thursday in Tehran, adding “the Iraqi Army and the...

Most Kurds after united Iraq: Velayati

Most Kurds after united Iraq: Velayati

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia) – Iranian former foreign minister Velayati says that referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan was a mistake from very beginning as most of Iraqis support unity.“It was predictable that the issue would turn this way as most of Iraqis and Kurds are after unity, national solidarity, and preserving the territorial integrity of Iraq,” said Ali Akbar Velayati, in response to...

Iran reopens Bashmagh border gate with Iraq’s Kurdistan

Iran reopens Bashmagh border gate with Iraq’s Kurdistan

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian consulate in Erbil announced that Bashmagh border with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reopens as of today October 25.Iran had closed its border gates with northern Iraq in response to an independence referendum held in Iraq’s Kurdish region last month. Meanwhile, the Iranian consulate in Erbil announced that Bashmagh border gate...

Developments in N Iraq likely to weaken Barzani's hold on power

Developments in N Iraq likely to weaken Barzani's hold on power

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (Press Shia) – Nader Entessar Professor of Political Science says the recent developments in Iraqi Kurdistan region may weaken Barzani's hold on power at least in near future. Despite all warnings and oppositions from regional players, world major powers and some internal political Kurdish parties, on Sep 5 the Iraqi Kurdistan’s head, Masoud Barzaini unilaterally hold...

Iraq soon to spread rule over KRG

Iraq soon to spread rule over KRG

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – Brig. Gen. Pourdastan, while pointing to neutralization of the American plot to break up Iraq, said the Arab country would increase its control over Kurdistan region in coming days. Brigadier General Pourdastan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Iranian Army, touched upon the referendum on the Iraqi Kurdistan region, saying “the plot was in line with the...

Iraq developments sends explicit messages to Washington and regional states

Iraq developments sends explicit messages to Washington and regional states

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – Rapid developments in Iraqi Kurdistan which broke the back bone of the US backed secessionist plot for the Middle East shows the US is not the only key players in the region.Despite all warnings and oppositions from regional players, world major powers and some internal political Kurdish parties, on Sep 5 the Iraqi Kurdistan’s head, Masoud Barzaini...

Baghdad to retake Erbil faster than Kirkuk: Amir-Abdollahian

Baghdad to retake Erbil faster than Kirkuk: Amir-Abdollahian

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Amir-Abdollahian posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday that a united Iraq is so close.“The mighty central government of Iraq will return Erbil to the united Iraq easier than Kirkuk, just within minutes,” reads the latest tweet of Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs...