Latest news

Foreign Ministry

Iran denounces Turkish air raid in Shingal

KurdPress - 2017-04-27 11:49
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has censured Turkey’s air raid in northern Iraq, saying any violation of countries’ national sovereignty will lead to instability in the region. ...

Iran-Turkey terrorism campaign necessary: official

KurdPress - 2017-04-26 09:30
Deputy General Director of Foreign Ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) has described the Iran-Turkey cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism as 'necessary'. ...

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounces Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounced the airstrikes on Sinjar as a “violation against Iraq’s sovereignty” and called on the international community to put an end to such “interferences” by Turkey. “Any operation that is carried out by Turkish go ...

IS in Possession of Chemical Weapons Taken from Iraq and Libya: Russia

BAS News - 2017-04-25 00:48
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) in Syria has the capabilities to produce chemical warfare agents, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's non-profileration and arms control department, Mikhail Ulyanov, said at a news conference on Monday. According ...

Iran denounces Paris terrorist attack

KurdPress - 2017-04-22 14:01
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday denounced Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Paris and expressed sympathy with families of the perished people of the bitter event. ...

Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Reuters - 2017-04-22 02:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

China and Iran agree on “commercial” nuclear deal

Waar Media - 2017-04-20 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Companies from China and Iran will this weekend sign the first commercial contracts to redesign an Iranian nuclear plant as part of an international deal reached in 2015 over Iran’s nuclear program, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. ...

Iran condemns terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denounced terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria and expressed sympathy with families of the martyrs of the bitter event, IRNA reported. ...

Moscow suspends US-Russia memorandum on flights safety in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-07 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia suspends the Memorandum on preventing incidents and ensuring flights safety during operations in Syria earlier signed with the United States in the wake of the US strike on the Syrian airbase, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on F ...

Spokesman rejects British PM's anti-Iran allegations

KurdPress - 2017-04-06 12:10
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that arms sales to the aggressors who kill innocent people in the region, especially in the ongoing unequal war in Yemen, is not consistent with the claims recently made by British Prime Minister Theresa ...

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally in Bern

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Saturday Swiss counsellor in Ankara over Kurdish PKK sympathizers’ rally targeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bern. A Turkish official told Anadolu Agency said that the Turkish Foreign Ministry p ...

The Iranian People Are Making Fun Of Their Government

Rojikurd - 2017-04-01 00:04
Iranian officials lived in a fantasy few days ago, and they even turned into a joke after the Iranian government announced by its Foreign Ministry for imposing sanctions on 15 US companies, mostly military industries’ ones. Many Iranians ridiculed Rouhani ...

KRG's Ministry of Health Calls for Medical Aid

BAS News - 2017-03-29 18:00
KRG's head of Foreign Relations met with foreign diplomats in Erbil ERBIL — Due to the increasing number of IDPs settled in the Kurdistan Region and the casualties being transferred to the region, hospitals are running out of medical supplies and the Kur ...

PKK Kidnaps Swedish Peshmerga Volunteer near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:58
Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliates around the Yezidi town of Sinjar kidnapped a Swedish national who had joined the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to fight the Islamic State (IS). 51-year-old Swe ...

Turkish claims on Iran are baseless: Foreign Ministry spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on March 26 called recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “baseless and meddlesome,” stating that Ankara is playing a blame game to justify its expansionist polices, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Turkey protests Switzerland over ‘kill Erdogan’ poster

Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has made a statement condemning Switzerland after a “kill Erdogan” banner was unfurled at a demonstration in Swiss capital Bern on Saturday. The banner, showing Erdogan with a gun pointing at his head read, “kill Erd ...

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism

Reuters - 2017-03-25 21:02
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdog ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

FM spokesman brushes off Saudi anti-Iran claims

KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
During the past turbulent years, Saudi Arabia, as a regional player, did not offer the least contribution to restoration of peace and stability in the region, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday. ...

Syrian opposition to meet Russia, Iran and Turkey on March 16

Waar Media - 2017-03-15 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian armed opposition will hold a meeting with experts from the countries that act as the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire (Russia, Iran and Turkey), Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Anuar Zhainakov, said on Wednesday. “As for ...

Turkey army should leave Syria: Damascus

KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Syrian foreign Ministry has told the UN Security Council and its secretary general that Turkish forces end their occupation of Syrian soil. ...

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss preparations for Syria meeting in Astana

Waar Media - 2017-03-13 14:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, discussed over the phone on Monday preparations for a meeting on Syria in Astana and the implementation of the ceasefire agreements, the Russian Foreign Ministry repor ...

Injudicious US policies root cause of Mideast tensions: Iran

KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed the “spiteful” anti-Iran remarks by the head of the US Central Command, saying Washington’s “injudicious and incorrect” policies are the root cause of tensions in the Middle East. ...

40 Iraqis Killed in the Twin Blasts in Damascus: Iraqi Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-03-11 14:14
At least 55 people dead and 120 others wounded in Damascus DAMASCUS — At least 55 people have been killed and more than 120 have been injured as a result of suicide attacks in Syria’s capital, Damascus this Saturday. The attacks took place in the vicinit ...

Iran rejects US human rights report

KurdPress - 2017-03-05 07:26
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected allegations of human rights violation raised by the US State Department in its annual report. ...

Italy probes suspected sale of European visas in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ROME,— Italy’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked a prosecutor to investigate the suspected sale of European visas by officials at its consulate in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. The move followed reports that entry visas for Italy and ...

Malaysia 'strongly condemns' use of VX nerve agent in airport murder

Reuters - 2017-03-03 02:46
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's foreign ministry said on Friday it strongly condemned the use of the toxic nerve agent VX, which authorities say was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur Internation ...

Barzani Meets with Russian Foreign Ministry Delegation

BAS News - 2017-03-01 14:20
Russian delegation praised the role of Peshmerga in meeting with Barzani ERBIL — During a meeting with a senior Russian delegation, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Erbil's willingness to strengthen ties with Moscow and hoped that Kurdist ...

Italian consulate official in Kurdistan replaced over travel visas

Waar Media - 2017-03-01 11:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Italy on Tuesday asked prosecutors to investigate visa irregularities by its consulate office in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Italian foreign ministry said their investigations have found “irregularities” in gran ...

Australia to bring back ambassadors to shape foreign policy: report

Reuters - 2017-03-01 01:27
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will temporarily bring back every ambassador from across the world to help shape the final components of its new foreign policy, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday citing the Foreign Ministry. ...

Saudi FM arrives in Iraq for surprise visit

Waar Media - 2017-02-25 13:50
WAAR-Duhok: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Baghdad, Iraq Saturday on an unscheduled visit, according to an Iraqi official. Al-Jubeir is leading an official delegation for talks with Iraqi officials, the Foreign Ministry official said on ...

Iran summons Turkish envoy over president, PM remarks

KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Bahrain and Germany. ...

Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador, recalls envoy from Pyongyang

Reuters - 2017-02-20 04:28
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's foreign ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador on Monday over allegations he had made over the Southeast Asian country's handling of the investigation into the murder in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

Astana II: Participants adopts document on trilateral ceasefire group

Waar Media - 2017-02-16 17:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the Syria talks in Astana II have adopted a document on a joint group of Russia, Turkey and Iran to maintain ceasefire in that country, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Middle East and North Africa Ser ...

Russian Defense Ministry: Astana II to be held on Feb. 15-16, no delay

Waar Media - 2017-02-15 10:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said that the meeting of the international group for settlement in Syria was postponed until Thursday Talks on Syria in Kazakhstan’s Astana will be held on Wednesday and Thursday as scheduled, with no pa ...

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry: Astana II delayed one day

Waar Media - 2017-02-15 09:01
WAAR- DUHOK: Talks on the Syrian crisis involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey that were due to start in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on Wednesday have been delayed by one day, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said without explaining the reason for the delay. Sy ...

Russia does not designate PKK and YPG as terrorists: official

KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko in an interview with Russian news outlet Inte ...

Russia: we don’t view PKK or YPG as terrorists

Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko has said that they did not see PKK operating in Turkey and YPG operating in northern Syria as terrorist organizations. According to the Sputnik’s Turkish site, Botsan-Harshenko, spe ...

Germany mulling meeting with Russia, Ukraine, France on Ukraine crisis

Reuters - 2017-02-08 14:56
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is in talks with its partners about organizing a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn next week, a foreign ministry spokesman sa ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria ceasefire implementation in Astana

Reuters - 2017-02-06 07:11
ASTANA (Reuters) - Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said on ...

Iran agrees with visa for U.S. wrestling team

KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
The Spokesman for Iran Foreign Ministry stated that Tehran has agreed with issuing visa for U.S. wrestlers to take part in Freestyle World Cup to be held in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah, western Iran in 2017. ...

Russia's Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks

Reuters - 2017-02-03 17:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia's foreign ministry said on F ...

Syrian opposition, Kurdish KNC in Turkey to prepare for Geneva talks

E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
ANKARA,— Representatives of the Syrian opposition arrived Friday in Turkish capital Ankara to discuss the upcoming negotiation talks in Geneva, according to a Turkish diplomatic source. Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ümit Yalçın met political an ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the ...

Missile tests Iran’s inalienable defensive right: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said missile tests are an “inalienable and absolute” right of the Islamic Republic in order to defend its security and national interests, stressing that no country or international body can have any say in this regard. ...

Iraq asks Trump administration to ‘reconsider’ travel ban

Waar Media - 2017-02-01 03:42
Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday, taking a more diplomatic line than the Iraqi parliament which had demanded the government “retaliate”. “It is necessary that the new Ameri ...

No prospect for Iran-US relations: foreign ministry

KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, said on Monday there has been no contact between the Islamic Republic and the US either in the past and today and there is no prospect for such relations. ...

Iran’s flags to be flown at half-mast on Iranian embassies

KurdPress - 2017-01-21 12:56
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Iran’s flags will be flown at half-mast in Iranian embassies on Saturday as a sign of mourning and a memorial book will also be opened on the sad occasion of fire in a Tehran high rise. ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria

KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...
344 results in 0.06 sec.