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Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’

Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’

E-Kurd - 2019-04-07 15:37
TEHRAN,— Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave “as soon as possible”, during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehran’s strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure ...
Iran’s Khamenei urges Iraq to force out U.S. troops ‘as soon as possible’ - E-Kurd

Iraqi PM Meets with French President Macron

BAS News - 2019-05-03 13:50
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Paris on Friday where he held a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. It was Abdul-Mahdi’s first visit to France since he has taken office as the prime minister of Iraq. During an official ceremo ...

Siemens to Upgrade Iraq's Electricity Grid: Abdul-Mahdi

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:12
ERBIL - Siemens was the "main partner" in a roadmap agreement to upgrade Iraq's electricity grid, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. The Iraqi premier made the remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where A ...

Iraqi PM to Embark on a Visit to Europe

BAS News - 2019-04-29 15:29
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is scheduled to embark on a visit to Europe where he will tour three countries, said PM’s press office on Monday. Abdul-Mahdi will begin his trip on Tuesday when he will first fly to the Netherlands. He is se ...

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. ...

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi meets Saudi King Salman on first visit to Saudi Arabia

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 13:44
RIYADH,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi made his first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office six months ago, meeting King Salman during the stop on a regional tour that has also seen visits to Cairo and Tehran in recent weeks. Abdul Mahdi has ...

Iraq, Saudi Arabia Ink 13 Agreements

BAS News - 2019-04-18 00:34
ERBIL - Iraq has inked 13 agreements with Saudi Arabia as the relations between the two top OPEC oil producers have started to revive once again, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's office said on Wednesday. The announcement came after the Iraqi prem ...

Iraq’s Abdul-Mahdi to Visit Saudi Arabia This Week

BAS News - 2019-04-16 12:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi will visit Riyadh this week on Wednesday to foster relations, a source said. Abdul-Mahdi will be accompanied by oil, trade, and electricity ministers during his trip to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi prime minister ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject U.S. naming of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 12:52
NAJAF, Iraq,— A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Teh ...

PM Barzani Urges Iraq to Compensate Anfal Campaign Victims' Families

BAS News - 2019-04-12 23:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has called on the Iraqi government to compensate the family members of the victims of Anfal campaign by the former Iraqi regime Saddam al-Hussein. The Kurdish premier made the call in a statement on the anniv ...

OAS Recognizes Guaido’s Envoy As Venezuelan Ambassador

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 17:36
WAAR_DUHOK The Organization of American States (OAS) said Tuesday it is recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido’s nominee as Venezuela’s official delegate to the group until new elections are held. Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that ...

Khamenei on US Decision to List IRGC as Terrorist: Vicious Move

BAS News - 2019-04-09 16:50
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei condemned US’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organization”, saying that the move was “vicious”. “They wish to plot against our Sepah [the Guard c ...

Syria Strongly Decries Washington's Decision Against Iran's IRGC

BAS News - 2019-04-08 22:57
ERBIL - Syria has strongly decried Washington's decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization." Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited on Monday an official source at the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates ...

US Designates Iran’s IRGC as “Foreign Terrorist Organization”

BAS News - 2019-04-08 17:34
ERBIL — The US announced on Monday that it has designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. “Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ...

US to Designate Iran’s IRGC as “Terrorist Organization”

BAS News - 2019-04-07 11:09
ERBIL — The United States is expected to list Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, Reuters cited three US officials. The relations between Washington and Tehran have further deteriorated since the fo ...

Iran's Khamenei urges Iraq to ensure U.S. troops leave 'as soon as possible'

Gulan Media - 2019-04-07 02:14

Iran's Khamenei Wants US Forces Out of Iraq "as Soon as Possible"

BAS News - 2019-04-06 20:54
ERBIL - Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has urged the neighboring Iraq to ensure that the US forces will leave the country "as soon as possible", state media said on Saturday. The Iranian Supreme Leader made the comments during a meeting with Iraqi Pr ...

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 ...

SDF Trying to Root Out IS in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-02 20:18
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is trying to root out the Islamic State (IS) remnants in the Syrian eastern village of Baghouz, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF combing the area in Baghouz and its vicinity, dismantling mines/tr ...

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 ...

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 ...