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the Iranian regime’s new threats against USA

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-19 00:01
Abbas Araghchi, The political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran : The USA and Eu will pay much costs if the they drop Nuclear deal. Roji Kurd: Araghchi, in a fromal program in Iranian formal TV channel says, if USA knew, how much costs the ...

Informal meeting of EU defense ministers starts in Bulgarian capital

Waar Media - 2018-05-05 15:06
WAAR-DUHOK: An informal meeting of EU defence ministers has started in Sofia on Saturday within the Bulgarian chairmanship in the EU. Upon arriving at the forum, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini sta ...

Iraq to Receive Third Batch of Korean Jets This Year

BAS News - 2018-04-17 22:51
ERBIL — The Iraqi government said on Tuesday it is expecting the third batch of South Korean fighter jets to arrive by the end of the current year. Iraq signed a contract to purchase 24 T-50 jets from South Korea. The ministry of foreign affairs said in ...

Saudi Arabia Says No Plans for Crown Prince to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2018-03-31 23:21
ERBIL — Saudi Arabia on Saturday refuted the reports of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Iraq. “Official sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that there is no truth to the media reports on the Crown Prince’s visit to Iraq,” the m ...

Iraqi FM says no joint anti-PKK campaign with Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-03-22 11:23
WAAR-DUHOK: There is no joint operation between Iraq and Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region territories, said Iraqi minister of foreign affairs Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Wednesday. “No country can intervene in the internal a ...

UAE: Qatar Supports Terrorist Groups, Including Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-03-21 23:46
ERBIL — Hashd al-Shaabi is one of the "terrorist" groups and it has been supported by Qatar, Emirati Minister of Foreign Affairs Anwar Qarqash said. "Qatar has funded $ 700 million to 1 billion to the terrorist groups of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Al- ...

UAE minister: Turkey’s relations with Arabs are not at their best

ANHA - 2018-03-10 15:07
NEWS DESK – UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said that Turkey’s relations with the Arab countries are not at their best. In a tweet for UAE Minister of State Anwar Gargash, he pointed to the deterioration of Turkish relations with neighboring ...

France Again Calls on Turkey to End Afrin Offensives

BAS News - 2018-03-07 02:13
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that Paris is reiterating a call on Ankara to end its military offensives on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria. During a speech delivered to parliament’s foreign affairs ...

Norway to increase support to Iraq to $44 million

The Global Coalition - 2018-03-01 19:47
'Iraqi cities have been freed from the terrorist group Daesh's control. We are now increasing our aid to the liberated areas, so that even more internally displaced people can return home safely,' said Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Sør ...

FM Çavuşoğlu: Turkish Army Unstoppable

BAS News - 2018-02-19 19:45
ERBIL — Minister of Foreign Affairs Çavuşoğlu in a press conference on Monday said that if the Syrian government forces are to enter Afrin to protect the Kurdish forces, no one can stop the Turkish army. “If the Syrian regime enters Afrin to eliminate th ...

EU deeply worried about Turkish attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 19:44
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. “The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside ...

EU Deeply Concerned over Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-07 15:23
ERBIL — The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. "The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside the ...

Iran Shows Its Stand On Turkish Attacks in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - Spokesperson to Islamic Republic of Iran ministry of foreign affairs in a press conference asserted that Turkey should stop its attacks on Afrin, a Kurdish city in Syria. "The Turkish army has to put an end to its attacks on Afrin since it only w ...

Iraq Decries Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-03 17:15
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Ministry released a statement in which it condemns the Turkish assaults on Afrin, a Kurdish city in Syria. "We condemn any interventions from a foreign country to the internal affairs of another country," Iraqi Foreign Ministry Offi ...

Syria Vows to Respond to Turkish and US 'Aggression'

BAS News - 2018-01-25 20:39
ERBIL — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, Faisal Mekdad, said on Thursday concerning Turkey's offensive into Afrin “Syria has every right to respond to such offensive.” “Turkey’s invasion is an open violation of Syria’s sovereignty. It is an a ...

Sinn Féin condemns Turkish attack on Afrin

KurdisCat - 2018-01-22 23:10
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has condemned Turkey’s ground offensive and invasion of Syria, and its attacks on Afrin in north-western Syria.Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Turkey’s military attacks on Afrin, which will cause huge c ...

EU’s Mogherini ‘Extremely Worried’ about Turkish attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-01-22 18:09
WAAR-DUHOK: At the meeting with EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief expressed concern that the Turkish operation in Afrin may undermine the peace talks on Syria in Geneva and lead to the deterioration of the human ...

EU Asks Third Party to Help Erbil-Baghdad Talks

BAS News - 2018-01-09 18:50
ERBIL — The EU’s Foreign Affairs Chief and the European Commission has devised a new strategy for Iraq in the post-Islamic State (IS) era, seeking a national reconciliation across the country as well as a peaceful solution to the political disputes betwe ...

Iranian FM: No Evidence to Prove Erbil Involved in Iran Protests

BAS News - 2018-01-08 23:23
ERBIL — A spokesperson for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the claims by other senior officials of his country who accused the Kurdistan Region earlier of having a role in the ongoing angry protests across Iran. Secretary of Iran's E ...

KRG’s PM meets German Foreign Minister in Berlin

Waar Media - 2017-12-18 20:32
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani who is currently visiting Germany met with Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday in Berlin. In a press conference following the meeting, Gabriel ...

KRG PM Calls for Germany’s Support for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-12-18 12:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani who is currently visiting Germany met with Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday in Berlin. In a press conference following the meeting, Gabriel said ...

1,000 Filipinos in Iraq Can Travel Home After 3 Years

BAS News - 2017-12-18 11:09
ERBIL — Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday that it has resolved the issue of its citizens in Iraq as they had been stuck in Iraq for over three years. The government in Manila said it has secured the return of nearly 1,000 Fil ...

Foreign Affairs: Putin Suriye'de Kürtlere özerklikten yana

Rûpela Nû - 2017-12-16 00:02
Foreign Affairs: Putin Suriye'de Kürtlere özerklikten yanaForeign Affairs dergisinde Dmitri Trenin imzasıyla yayımlanan “Putin’in Suriye Planı” başlıklı yazıda Rusya’nın Suriye’nin toprak bütünlüğünün korunmasında ısrarcı olmakla birlikte Kürtlere özerkl ...

Sweden Summons Iraqi Envoy on Execution of Its Citizen

BAS News - 2017-12-15 20:33
ERBIL — Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Iraqi ambassador after a Swedish-Iraqi citizen was executed by Baghdad government on terror charges. The man, in his 60s, was among dozens of convicts whom the Iraqi judicial authorities hanged earlie ...

'Rusya, Suriye Kürtlerin özerk olmasını istiyor'

BAS News - 2017-12-15 16:43
BasNews - Amerikan dış politika dergisi Foreign Affairs'te Rusya'nın Suriye'deki planları ve Kürtlerin konumuna ilişkin bir makale yayımlandı.Dmitri Tenin imzalı analizde "Rusya, Kürtlerin özerk olmasını istiyor" denildi.Suriye'de 7 yıldır devam eden sav ...

'Rûsya dixwaze Kurdên Sûriyê jî xweser bin'

BAS News - 2017-12-15 15:29
BasNews - Di Kovara Foreign Affairs de di derbarê planên Rûsyayê yên li Sûriyê nivîsarekê cih girt. Di vê nivîsa ku ji aliyê Dmitri Tenin ve hatiye nivîsîn de tê gotin ku Rûsya, dixwaze ku Kurd xweser bibin. Kovara Foreign Affairs a Konseya Karên Derve y ...

KRG’s PM receives letter from British Foreign Secretary

Waar Media - 2017-11-23 12:36
WAAR-DUHOK: UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, has once again welcomed Kurdistan Region’s initiative to resume peaceful talks with the Iraqi central government to resolve their prolonged disputes. Johnson’s messa ...

Kurdistan PM Receives Letter from British Foreign Secretary

BAS News - 2017-11-22 19:01
ERBIL — UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, has once again welcomed Kurdistan Region’s initiative to resume peaceful talks with the Iraqi central government to resolve their prolonged disputes. Johnson’s message w ...

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies in Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Waar Media - 2017-11-19 12:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi‘ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs. Regional t ...

Russia Urges Erbil, Baghdad on Resumption of Talks

BAS News - 2017-10-21 22:29
ERBIL — Russia has encouraged Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi central government to return to constructive dialogues as an alternative for the current military confrontations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The statement comes ahead of a meeting betwee ...

Kurdistan Never Intended to Engage in War with Iraq: KRG Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2017-10-19 12:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region never intended to engage in a war with the Iraqi army, KRG foreign minister said on Wednesday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kurdistan Region Falah Mustafa emphasized on the importance of dialogue between Erbil and Baghd ...

Iraqi Delegation Attacked, Robbed in South Africa: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-15 19:26
ERBIL — Head of Iraq’s Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations has warned that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs of unorganised international trips by official delegations after a group of Iraqi delegates were robbed in South Africa last we ...

Iran Takes No Unilateral Action Against KRG: Minister

BAS News - 2017-10-12 01:09
ERBIL — The Iranian government has ruled out possibility of taking any unilateral action against the Kurdistan Region and in response to September independence referendum, said Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif. The official made ...

Iraqi FM to Visit Moscow, Discuss Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-10-10 23:44
ERBIL — Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim al-Jafaari is set to visit Moscow next week. Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum will remain on top of his agenda. Iraq’s Ambassador to Russai, Haidar Mansour Hadi, confirmed the report and reveale ...

Other Countries' Intervention in Erbil-Baghdad Differences Not Welcome: FM

BAS News - 2017-10-09 23:14
ERBIL — Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Baghdad strongly opposes foreign actors making threats against Kurdistan Region in reaction to the September independence referendum. Ibrahim al-Jafaari told reporters in Baghdad that the ind ...

Iranian FM to Visit Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-05 22:20
ERBIL — Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Javad Zarif, will arrive in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah on Friday to take part in burial ceremony of late Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Jalal Talabani. Bahram Qasemi, ...

Seems Iraq has No Problems Other than Kurdistan

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-09-29 08:26
AMP – Foreign Affairs By Lawk Ghafuri Like Iraq is enjoying a stable and peaceful period of time nowadays to put all their focus on opposing a democratic and peaceful Referendum that held on 25th of September in Kurdistan region so the Kurdish people vote ...

The Widening Gulf: Saudi-Iran Confrontation in the Trump Era

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-28 02:41
International Crisis Group, Foreign Affairs and the Arabia Foundation are partnering to host a conference to examine how the longstanding confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia may evolve under the Trump administration. Thursday, October 19, 2017Cou ...

US Congressman Urges All Parties in the Region to Build a Home for Kurds

BAS News - 2017-09-26 16:21
“I firmly believe in the Kurdish right to self-determination,” Eliot Engel says ERBIL — US Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said he firmly believes in the Kurd’s right to self-determination. In a state ...

Borders with Kurdistan Open: Iranian Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-09-25 20:35
ERBIL— Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday stated Iran has not closed its border entries with the Kurdistan Region, refuting an earlier statement by the spokesperson of the ministry. In a statement, the ministry said what has been published by t ...

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

United Nations - 2017-09-24 09:10
Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a ...

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Moscow

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-08 23:58
At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of the KNR in Syria under the leadership of President Ibrahim Biro traveled to Russia this week. On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the delegates met the Russian Deputy Foreign Ministe ...

Senior Iranian diplomat visits Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-30 12:17
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari arrived in Damascus Tuesday night to hold meetings on latest developments in the war-stricken country. ...

French Foreign, Defence Ministers to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-25 20:51
ERBIL — French Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence are scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Saturday before they visit Erbil. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defence Minister Florence Parly are said to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-A ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-23 09:58
He is scheduled to visit Erbil as well ERBIL — The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday on an announced visit to discuss the issues on the agenda of the Turkey-Iraq relations. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a ...

Iraq Does Not Pose Obstacles to Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi central government will not create obstacles on Kurdistan Region’s path towards holding the independence referendum, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Jafaari, said. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Ardalan Nou ...

Federica Mogherini arrives in Tehran for Rouhani inauguration

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrived in Tehran on Friday night to attend in the President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday, August 5. ...

Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 07:46
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin on Wednesday discussed developments in Syria. ...

Switzerland warns its citizens to not travel to Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-07-28 18:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Switzerland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated their recommendation against travelling to Turkey. The related statement of the Ministry called attention to the ongoing State of Emergency in Turkey, and warned against obstructions and a ...

Iraq should remain united: Iranian official

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 14:12
Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said that violating Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity is in no way acceptable and Iran believes that a united, strong and democratic Iraq is the bes ...

US' anti-Iran meddlesome claims unacceptable: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that the White House officials’ claims are unacceptable and clear example of interference in Iran’s internal affairs. ...

UAE denies Qatar media hack that set off diplomatic crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 17:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Arab Emirates’ foreign affairs minister, Anwar Gargash, on Monday dismissed as fabrication a Washington Post report saying his country orchestrated the alleged cyber attack. “The Washington Post story today that we actually hacked ...

Iran ready to hold multi-layers talks with Turkey: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 13:41
Iran Deputy for Education and Research of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a visit to Ankara on Friday Tehran is ready for multi-layer consultations with Turkey’s politicians and thinkers at different levels. ...

Iran, Kazakhstan officials discuss Syrian crisis

KurdPress - 2017-07-06 09:46
Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari conferred on Wednesday with Kazakh Foreign Minister Khairat Abdul Rahmanov on the latest developments in Syria. ...

Kurdistan Independence Discussed in UK Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-04 19:33
ERBIL— The Parliament of the United Kingdom on Tuesday held a session special to discussing the situation in the Kurdistan Region. The foreign affairs committee at the British parliament deemed it necessary for the international community to support the ...

We maintain strategic partnership with US

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Minister Falah Mustafa, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG’s) Department of Foreign Affairs, paid a brief visit to Washington this week to mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Iranian official meets Qatari FM

KurdPress - 2017-06-18 12:57
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari met Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Foreign Minister of Qatar to deliver the verbal message of President Rouhani for the Qatari Emir, wrote the Information Office of Qatar’s ...

US lawmakers to probe Tillerson on Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 11:07
WAAR-DUHOK: US lawmakers will grill Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about President Donald Trump’s unpopular budget, conflicting messages about foreign affairs and links between the administration and Russia, including his own ties, at congressional hea ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Italian Deputy Foreign Minister

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-30 00:09
Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, received Mr. Vincenzo Amendola, Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Mr. Amendol ...
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