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Iran Ready to Expand Economic Ties with Iraq: Rouhani

Iran Ready to Expand Economic Ties with Iraq: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Tehran is ready to expand its gas and electricity deals with neighboring Iraq, state media reported. Rouhani met with Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi who is in Iran for a two-day trip. "The plans t ...
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Iraqi PM Hails "Improved" Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2019-05-03 23:18
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has praised the improved relations between Erbil and Baghdad, saying that the ties between the sides are "in the best shape." Abdul-Mahdi made the comments during a press conference in Paris on Friday after meeting with ...

All Iraqi Kurdistan political parties have ties with Iran: Kurdish envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-04-30 13:57
TEHRAN,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Iran Nazim Dabagh said on Monday that all of the political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan have their own relationship with Iran, separate from their official dealings through the KRG. Dabagh told ...

PM Abdul-Mahdi Invites Pope to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday he has officially invited Pope Francis to visit his country. He said Iraq is introducing its new policy which emphasizes on partnership with other countries and communities around the world. ...

Kurdistan Ready to Develop Ties with Qatar: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has shown Erbil's willingness to further strengthen its ties with Qatar, according to a statement by the premier's office. PM Barzani made the remarks during a meeting with Charge d'Affaires of Qatar's embass ...

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

US's Designation of IRGC as "Terrorist Organization" Not Right: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:06
ERBIL - The US's decision of designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization is not right, Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday, warning of "negative consequences" for Iraq and the region. The Iraqi premier d ...

Iran, Iraq agree on development of joint oilfields

Rûdaw - 2019-04-07 20:56
‘Iran is ready to offer [its] capabilities to the Iraqi oil industry’ ...

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF Reiterate Commitment to Support Iraq’s Health Sector

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
BAGHDAD — Today, as the world commemorates World Health Day with the theme, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF recommit to supporting the Government of Iraq ensure that every person in Iraq has access to quality health care services, ...

Turkey Appoints New Special Envoy to Resolve Water Disputes with Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-07 12:36
ERBIL — The Turkish government has appointed a new special envoy to Iraq who will be responsible for resolving issues related to water sharing between the two countries, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah ...

Rouhani says Iran ready to expand gas, power trade with Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-04-06 18:25

Iraqi PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi visits Iran, meets top officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 13:49
TEHRAN,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi is in Iran for his first official visit since he took office, in a further sign that Baghdad is serious about maintaining close ties with Tehran despite US pressures. It comes right on the heels of President ...

Masrour Barzani Highlights Ties with Armenia

BAS News - 2019-04-04 11:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani received on Thursday an Armenian delegation led by Ambassador Hrachya Poladyan to discuss fostering ties between Erbil and Yerevan. Barzani, who is nominated to serve as the next ...

Saudi to Open New Consulates in Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Saudi Arabia is expected to open four new consulates in Iraq, the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment, Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, revealed on Wednesday. Qasabi made the remarks during a joint press conference with Iraqi Oil Minister Samr ...

Iraq to open border to allow its refugees to return

ANF - 2019-04-03 11:28
The Iraqi government said it is ready to reopen border to allow its citizens who fled DAESH and went to Northern and Eastern Syria to return. ...

KDP not ready to fulfill demands of PUK over new Kurdistan govt: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 16:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is not ready to meet the demands of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the PUK’s spokesperson said Monday. Party spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omar told NRT TV that the party had ...

Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi visits Egypt in first foreign trip

E-Kurd - 2019-03-24 13:02
CAIRO,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought Egypt’s support for efforts to tackle Islamist militants in the region during a visit to Cairo on Saturday, his first trip abroad since taking office in October. After meeting Egyptian President Abdel ...

Abdul-Mahdi Appreciates Coalition Forces's Presence in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-14 23:13
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has appreciated the presence of the US-led international coalition forces in Iraq, hailing their role in combatting terrorism, the premier's office said in a statement on Thursday. Abdul-Mahdi made the remarks during a p ...

Iraqi PM to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-10 10:31
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will soon visit Kurdistan Region’s capital to meet with top Kurdish officials. A source from the Iraqi government said Abdul-Mahdi’s visit to Erbil is in pursuit of further fostering the ties between the cent ...

Iranian President to Visit Iraq in Pursuit of Better Economic Ties

BAS News - 2019-03-09 15:34
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is set to pay an official visit to Iraq next Monday, 11th March, in hopes of building stronger economic ties with the neighboring country while under pressure by US sanctions. Rouhani will be accompanied by a larg ...