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Iran Ready to Build Ties with Gulf States in Middle East: Rouhani

Iran Ready to Build Ties with Gulf States in Middle East: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-02-18 20:38
ERBIL - Iran is willing to build closer ties with the Gulf States in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani has said, accusing the US and Israel of creating division among Iranians. Rouhani made the comments during a public speech in southern Iran. "I ...
Iran Ready to Build Ties with Gulf States in Middle East: Rouhani - BAS News

PAJK: Let’s raise the struggle with the spirit of freedom

ANF - 2019-03-19 16:00
PAJK celebrated Newroz Day for all women, all the youth, all Kurdish people and all who seek freedom and called to raise the struggle with the spirit of resistance and freedom. ...

Syria conflict: Donald Trump to leave 200 troops in middle east country after withdrawal | World | News |

Express - 2019-02-22 01:20

Iran Ready to Export Natural Gas to Iraqi Kurdistan | Financial Tribune

Financialtribune - 2019-02-21 01:19

Rouhani to Visit Iraq in the Near Future: Ambassador

BAS News - 2019-02-20 22:08
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to visit the neighboring country of Iraq in the near future, Ambassador Iraj Masjedi revealed on Wednesday. Masjedi made the comments during a religious ceremony in the province of Salahaddin, where he ...

Iraqi Forces Not Ready to Safeguard Iraq: US Diplomat

BAS News - 2019-02-20 10:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces are not capable yet to protect Iraq against the threats it faces, said Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US embassy in Baghdad. “The Iraqi armed forces aren’t ready to safeguard [Iraq’s] security without the support of foreign ...

Iran singles out UAE and Saudi Arabia in latest comments about Baluchestan terror

Seth Frantzman - 2019-02-17 14:40
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Iran has singled out the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as well as the usual comments attacking the US and Israel, in its comments after an attack […] ...

Second Middle East Youth Conference to be held in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-02-17 08:55
Preparations are underway for the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference to be held on 20 February in Kobanê. ...

U.S. seeks path from ISIS war to next phase at Munich Security Conference - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-16 19:33

KRG Officially Halts Exporting Oil Products to Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has officially halted exporting oil products to neighboring Iran. According to an official ministerial order by the Ministers of Finance and Economy, all the licenses to export oil products from Kurdistan R ...

Germany's Support to Kurdistan Changed Course of War on IS: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-15 22:27
ERBIL - Germany's support has been essential for the Kurdistan Region in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani said on Friday. Barzani made the comments during a meeting with Chairwoman ...

US: No peace in Middle East without ‘confronting’ Iran

Kurdiu - 2019-02-14 16:42

US: No Peace in Middle East Without ‘Confronting’ Iran

Waar Media - 2019-02-14 13:35
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused Iran of being a “malign influence” in the Middle East, arguing that confronting Tehran is a must for peace and stability in the region. “You can’t achieve peace and stability in the Middl ...

US fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

Rûdaw - 2019-02-13 23:06
International Court of Justice Iran can proceed with bid to unfreeze assets in US ...

DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest

KRG-Spain - 2019-02-13 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq ( – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019. Minister Mustafa ...

Iran to Continue Developing Ballistic Missiles Despite US's Pressure: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-02-11 23:18
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has made it clear that Tehran will continue to build up its military and develop the missile program despite mounting international pressure. Rouhani made the comment at a rally in the capital Tehran marking the 4 ...

Iraq Will Not Take Part in US Sanctions against Iran: PM

BAS News - 2019-02-07 10:21
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that his country will not take part in the US sanctions against neighboring Iran. PM Abdul-Mahdi discussed the issue during a meeting with Naser Hemmati, the president of the Central Bank of ...

Trump Says He Will Keep Forces in Iraq to Watch Iran

BAS News - 2019-02-03 18:02
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has said that he wish to keep his country's forces in Iraq so as to watch Iran. Trump made the remarks during an interview with CBS on Sunday, where he pointed out that part of the troops, who are going to withdraw from ...

Iran Ready to Fight Israel, "Eliminate" It from Earth: Commander

BAS News - 2019-01-21 20:09
ERBIL - Iran has said that it is ready to fight Israel and "eliminate it from the Earth" after Tel Aviv carried out air raids against a number of Iranian targets in Syria. The comment was made by the head of Iran's Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirz ...

Erdogan: Turkey Ready to Take Over Security in Manbij

Waar Media - 2019-01-21 11:06
Turkey is ready to take over the security in Syria’s Manbij without delay, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart late Sunday. A statement from the Turkish presidency said Erdogan and U.S. President Dona ...