Iran and Iraq

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Iran and Iraq develop cooperation in banking sector

Iran and Iraq develop cooperation in banking sector

Iran and Iraq have signed a memorandum of understanding in the banking sector. The ceremony, which took place in Baghdad, was attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Valiollah Seif, and his Iraqi counterpart Ali Al …

 Iranian gas exports to Iraq may start in May or June

Iranian gas exports to Iraq may start in May or June

Iran has stretched a pipeline to the city of Naftshahr, which is on the border with Iraq, but gas deliveries to Iraq will start in May or June, the managing-director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamid Reza Araqi, …

Larijani sums up results of his visit to Iraq

Larijani sums up results of his visit to Iraq

Islamic countries need more effective steps to combat terrorism, Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani said. The speaker of the Iranian parliament said that during the visit he met with the Iraqi leadership, …

Zarif: Iran to recapture all areas seized by Daesh

Zarif: Iran to recapture all areas seized by Daesh

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed confidence that Iraq will recapture all areas in the country previously seized by the Daesh militants. Yesterday he congratulated the Iraqi Foreign …

Railway between Iraq and Iran to be built faster

Railway between Iraq and Iran to be built faster

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the Roads and Urban Development Ministry to accelerate the construction of a project extending the rail line from the southwest of Iran to the Iraqi city of Basra. The railway will simplify the …

Iraq blames Iran for pilgrims entering country without visas

Iraq blames Iran for pilgrims entering country without visas

Iraq's interior ministry blamed the Iranian authorities for allowing tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims, traveling toward the city of Karbala to see the shrine of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussain, to enter the country. …

Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran needs peaceful nuclear energy

Hashemi Rafsanjani: Iran needs peaceful nuclear energy

Iran was ready to work on a nuclear weapon during the war against Iraq in the 1980s, but it was not necessary, Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said. "When we first began our nuclear program, we ...

Larijani meets with Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan

Larijani meets with Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan

Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani has met with Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani. "Iran pays paramount importance to maintaining stability and security in the Iraqi ...

Zarif: Iran supports international fight against terrorism

Zarif: Iran supports international fight against terrorism

Iran supports the efforts of the international community to combat the threat of terrorism and extremism, the head of Iran’s Foreign Ministtry, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told on a meeting with Iraqi Speaker, Salim …

Bus with Iraqi pilgrims crashes in Iran

Bus with Iraqi pilgrims crashes in Iran

A passenger bus with Iraqi pilgrims heading from Malayer city to Borujerd has overturned in Iran’s Hamadan province. The road accident left 11 dead and 25 more injured, IRNA news agency reports. The traffic police chief …