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Kurdish referendum plan to weaken entire Iraq

Kurdish referendum plan to weaken entire Iraq

TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s SNSC head Shamkhani warned that the decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum would isolate Iraqi Kurds and weaken Kurdistan region and the entire Arab country.Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with a high-ranking delegation from Patriotic...

PUK delegation to meet Shamkhani

PUK delegation to meet Shamkhani

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (Press Shia) – A high-ranking delegation from Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan (PUK) is scheduled to hold talks with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on Monday.The delegation is headed by the PUK’s Deputy Secretary Generals Kosrat Rasul Ali and Chief of Executive Body of the union’s Political Bureau, Mala Bakhtiar. It was...

PUK Leader en route to Iran

PUK Leader en route to Iran

TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – Iraqi Former President Jalal Talebani is slated to make an official visit to the Iranian capital of Tehran soon.Talebani, Leader Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Iraqi Former President, will travel to Tehran today or tomorrow. It is worth noting that in the past five years, Talebani has been practically excluded from the political scene as a result...

Unified Iraq ensures interests of all ethnicities: Ghasemi

Unified Iraq ensures interests of all ethnicities: Ghasemi

TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM spokesman Bahram Ghasemi reacted to decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying Iran’s position is to back territorial integrity and unity of Iraq.  “The Kurdistan Region is part of Iraq Republic and unilateral decisions made outside national and legal standards and framework, especially outside Iraq’s...

Flag issue in Kirkuk divisive, source of tension

Flag issue in Kirkuk divisive, source of tension

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (Press Shia) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said flying any flag other than Iraqi national flag in Kirkuk is a source of conflict.Mr. Bahram Ghasemi who was reacting to proposals in Iraq that flag of Kurdistan Autonomous Region be flown in government offices, said that Iran’s official line of policy had been to respect Iraqi national sovereignty and territorial integrity;...

Sectarian divisions violate Iraq’s policy of unitary state

Sectarian divisions violate Iraq’s policy of unitary state

TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Leader’s senior adviser has told an Iraqi Kurdish official that dividing Iraq in sectarian lines would undermine official policy of the country in seeking unity of all ethnic and religious groups.Mr. Ali Akbar Velayati received Secretary-General of the Islamic Union of Kurdistan Salahuddin Bahauddin on Wednesday where they discussed ways of tackling the...

Humanitarian situation improves in eastern Mosul

Humanitarian situation improves in eastern Mosul

NEW YORK, Feb. 08 (Press Shia Agency) – The humanitarian situation improves in the oriental part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, after the expulsion of the ISIL, assured Tuesday the agency of the UN entrusted to attend the victims of conflicts and disasters.In a declaration, the Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Matters of United Nations (OCHA) added that there is a reduction in the rhythm of...

Multi-polarity incipient with West failing to hold center

Multi-polarity incipient with West failing to hold center

TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (Press Shia Agency) – Former IRGC general has said in a world of incipient multi-polarity, different powers now seek influence and hegemony with the west failing to hold the center.Maj. Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi who was speaking in an international Geopolitical Crises of Islamic World in Shahid Beheshti University on Monday, believed that crises in the Middle East had been under...

Iraqi Kurdistan requests Russian military, humanitarian aid

Iraqi Kurdistan requests Russian military, humanitarian aid

MOSCOW, Nov. 06 (Press Shia) – Iraqi Kurdistan’s Foreign Relations chief Falah Mustafa Bakir said on Monday that he had asked Moscow to provide military assistance in fight against terrorists as well as humanitarian aid to refugees during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.Bogdanov and Bakir met in Moscow on November 1 to discuss the fight...