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Iran closes main crossing with Iraq's Kurdish region

Iran closes main crossing with Iraq's Kurdish region

Iran on Sunday shut a main border crossing with northern Iraq’s Kurdish region amid tension over last month’s independence referendum, Al-Bawaba reports. “Iranian authorities have closed the crossing near …

Iraq returns remains of 199 Iranian martyrs

Iraq returns remains of 199 Iranian martyrs

Remains of the bodies of 199 Iranian martyrs of the Iraqi war on Iran in 1980-88 were transferred to the country through the southwestern border of Shalamcheh. Remains of 30 bodies of the martyrs were discovered at a rugged terrain …

Iranian, Iraqi government forces to hold joint border drills

Iranian, Iraqi government forces to hold joint border drills

Iranian and Iraqi central government forces are to hold joint military exercises near their borders as part of Tehran’s effort to support Baghdad after the Kurdish independence referendum, Reuters reported citing Iran’s state …

 Iran bans oil refinery products traffic with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran bans oil refinery products traffic with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has banned the transportation of refined crude oil products by Iranian companies to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Tasnim news agency said. "A directive by the Road and Transportation Organization has temporarily …

Iran deploys air defense systems along borders with Iraq

Iran deploys air defense systems along borders with Iraq

Iran’s air defense base has deployed its missile systems along the country’s western frontiers with Iraq, a move aimed at “responding to violations”. Brigadier-General Alireza Elhami, the deputy …

Saudi Arabia seeks Iraq's help to improve ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia seeks Iraq's help to improve ties with Iran

The government of Saudi Arabia has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations between Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports. "During our visit to Saudi Arabia, they also asked us to do so, and we said …

Iran and Iraq boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported. Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan …

Iran starts gas exports to Iraq

Iran starts gas exports to Iraq

Iran started a project to export natural gas to its western neighbor – Iraq.  Exports of around 7 million cubic meters per day (bcm/d) to Iraq’s capital Baghdad had started from the late hours of Wednesday, June 21, the …

Qassemi: Kurdistan referendum to exacerbate Iraq’s problems

Qassemi: Kurdistan referendum to exacerbate Iraq’s problems

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region will just create more problems for the Arab country in a time when it needs peace and stability more than ever. Foreign Ministry Spokesman …

Iran begins oil production at Yaran field

Iran begins oil production at Yaran field

Iran has commenced oil production from North Yaran oilfield with an output of 30,000 barrels per day with the 10 wells drilled so far, the project's development manager said, Trade Arabia reports. Iran's priority is to …

Will OPEC assent to Iraq's request?

Will OPEC assent to Iraq's request?

A number of key OPEC countries, including Saudi Arabia, may support special conditions for Iraq in a deal to cut oil production, a source in the delegation of an OPEC member country said. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said …

Iran, Iraq agree to connect oil pipelines

Iran, Iraq agree to connect oil pipelines

Iran and Iraq have agreed to connect their oil pipelines, Trend reported citing Fars. According to the report, the agreement was achieved between Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Iraqi counterpart …

Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

Iraq plans to sell oil through Iran if talks with Kurds fail

Iraq's government would consider selling crude through Iran should talks with the autonomous Kurdish region on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail, a senior oil ministry official in Baghdad said in an interview with Reuters. …