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Iran Never Seeks War: Rouhani

Iran Never Seeks War: Rouhani

BAS News - 2019-06-26 12:55
ERBIL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to talk about the escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington. During the discussion, Rouhani said his country has never sought war, but ...
Iran Never Seeks War: Rouhani - BAS News

US Scholars: ‘An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran, and the world’

Green Left Weekly - 2019-07-02 21:27
We, the undersigned scholars of the Middle East and North Africa and broader Muslim world, call on President Trump immediately to pull back from the brink of a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is clear to us that the human, diplomatic, legal, po ...

Any War with Iran Would Not Last Long: Trump

BAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he still favors resolving tensions with Iran through talks, but in case of a war, it would not last long. “I hope we don’t but we’re in a very strong position if something should happen,” Trump tol ...

Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says Rouhani

Gulan Media - 2019-06-26 13:04

UK May Not Join Possible US War against Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — The UK believes that US will request London to join any possible war with Iran, and London itself is not interested, according to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. “The US is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests ...

US, allies urge Iran diplomacy as Pompeo seeks coalition

Rûdaw - 2019-06-25 06:03
In a joint statement, the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE renewed concerns about Iran including over alleged attacks on oil tankers but held out hope for talks ...

Iraq, Iran Seek Kurdistan's Help to Find Victims of the Eight-year War

BAS News - 2019-06-25 02:17
ERBIL - Iran and Iraq are seeking the Kurdistan Region's assistance in finding the bodies of the victims of the Eight-year War between the two countries which occurred in the 1980s, an official said. Officials from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Mart ...

Trump Regime Hawks Seek Anti-Iran Coalition for War

Pravdareport - 2019-06-25 00:09

Pompeo on urgent MidEast consultation tour against Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he is leaving for Middle East to meet allies in the region to form a “global coalition” against Iran. Pompeo’s visit comes only days after U.S. and Iran came to the brink of war last week after I ...

UK Concerned about “Accidental War” Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-24 11:42
ERBIL — The United Kingdom has warned of an accidental war to break out between the United States and Iran despite the sides wishing no war. “We are very concerned: we don’t think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into ...

Is the US really on the brink of war with Iran?

Rûdaw - 2019-06-22 07:57
This isn’t the first time the US found itself on the brink of war with Iran ...

Barzani, Emir of Kuwait Speak over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-19 17:04
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, held a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments and Erbil-Kuwait ties. The Kuwaiti leader welcomed the progress in the relati ...

Iran, China slam US unilateralism, vow to boost ties

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran and China on Friday criticized unilateral policies of the U.S. during a regional security summit in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said: “Pressu ...

Turkey to Receive S-400 in July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-12 21:42
ERBIL - Confirming Russia's earlier statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that his country would receive the S-400 missile defense system from Moscow in July. Earlier on Tuesday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said during a ...

Iran doesn’t want to clash with states, powers: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said his country did “not want to clash” with regional states or world powers. He made the assertion in a telephone call — made to mark the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday — with Qatari Emir Ta ...

Kurdistan President-Elect, Iraqi Counterpart Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2019-06-04 02:27
ERBIL — The president-elect of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, held a phone conversation with Barham Salih, the president of Iraq, on Monday. Barzani and Barham reviewed the latest political and security developments in the region, and agreed on the ...

Mike Pompeo, Nechirvan Barzani Talk over the phone

BAS News - 2019-06-03 01:48
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call with Nechirvan Barzani to congratulate him on his election as the new president of Kurdistan Region. Pompeo reiterated his country’s support for Kurdistan Region and encourage Erbil and Baghdad ...

US Ready for Talks with Iran Without Pre-Conditions: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — Washington is prepared for negotiations with Tehran over the nuclear programme without pre-conditions, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. His remarks came a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was ready for talks if US shows ...

Iran could talk with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 20:32
WAAR_DUHOK Iran could engage in talks with the U.S. if Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. “The door of negotiations is not closed provided the U.S. lifts the sanctions and fulfills its commitments,” ...

Iraq says stands by Iran against US sanctions

Waar Media - 2019-05-27 15:02
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq stands by Iran against U.S. sanctions, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim said Sunday. Alhakim held talks in Baghdad with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who arrived in the Iraqi capital on Saturday for discussions with Iraqi off ...