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Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Abadi cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 16:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels a visit to Iran, his press office says, days after Baghdad announced it would comply with US sanctions against Tehran. Abadi will still go ahead with a planned visit to Turkey on Tuesday but has sc ...
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Ameri Urges Abadi to Reside over Basra Crisis

BAS News - 2018-09-07 16:56
ERBIL — The leader of Shi’ite Fatih (Conquest) Coalition, Hadi al-Ameri, has urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to leave the office as he failed to address the crisis in Basra. The southern province has been the stage for months-long protests whe ...

Abadi Urges Election Winners to Rush in Forming Largest Bloc

BAS News - 2018-08-19 21:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on President Fuad Masum on Sunday to ask the parliament to hold the first session as the May parliamentary election’s outcome has already been ratified. Abadi has also urged the winners of the vote to r ...

Turkish jets target Shingal

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Shingal area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party ...

Turkish Jets Strike Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Sinjar area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party. A l ...

Iraqi PM Abadi meets Erdogan in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-14 17:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on Tuesday in Ankara to discuss bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to a statement from Abadi’s office, the Iraqi premier is expected to discuss a range o ...

Baghdad to Respect US Dollar Ban on Iran "Only"

BAS News - 2018-08-13 20:40
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that his country would not fully commit to the US sanctions against Iran, but would only respect the dollar ban in transactions with Iran. "I did not say we abide by the sanctions, I said we abi ...

Abadi: Iraq's Stance on US Sanctions Against Iran Serves Iraqis

BAS News - 2018-08-13 00:30
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday that his country's stance on the Washington sanctions against Iran will serve no one but Iraqis. "The Iraqi stance towards the US sanctions against Iran was not taken incidentally or hastily, but it was tak ...

Abadi Cancels Visit to Tehran: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-12 17:27
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi cancelled his visit to Iran, his office said on Sunday evening, adding that he will head to Turkey as planned. Earlier on Saturday, an Iraqi official who spoke on anonymity condition had claimed that the Iraqi premier wou ...

Iran: Abadi’s visit to Tehran non scheduled in agenda

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Conflicting with reports of a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Tehran, Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday denied any scheduled visit. Bahram Gasemi, the spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry, said he had not received any off ...

Abadi to visit Turkey, Iran amid US tensions

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 01:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit neighbours Turkey and Iran next week, as the US issues new sanctions on Tehran and amid Washington’s “economic war” with Ankara. “[Abadi] will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to ...

Erdogan to make state visit to Germany in late September

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will conduct an official state visit to Germany on September 28-29, the German presidency confirmed on Tuesday. The Turkish president will meet with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with militar ...

Abadi: Iraq opposes U.S. sanctions on Iran but will abide by them

Waar Media - 2018-08-08 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq does not agree with U.S. sanctions against Iran but will abide by them to protect its own interests, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “As a matter of principle we are against sanctions in the region. Blockade and sanctions ...

Iraqi PM suspends electricity minister over protestations

Waar Media - 2018-07-29 16:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi suspended his electricity minister on Sunday amid continuing protests over poor public services especially power cuts and rampant corruption, the premier’s office said. It said in a statement that Abadi ha ...