Russia and Iraq

U.S. threatens Iraq with sanctions if it purchases S-400

U.S. threatens Iraq with sanctions if it purchases S-400

The U.S. State Department’s principal deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Joey Hood that Iraq could face US sanctions if the former purchased S-400 air-defence systems from Russia. Replying to …

Children from Iraqi prisons delivered to Moscow

Children from Iraqi prisons delivered to Moscow

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations special aircraft has landed in Moscow with 32 children from Iraq, the press service of the Russian Healthcare Ministry said. "The Emergency Situations Ministry special flight …

Rosneft suspends works at one of blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan

Rosneft suspends works at one of blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan

Rosneft has temporarily suspended the works in Iraq’s Kurdistan at block 8 due to proximity to the Syrian border, First Vice President of Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft Eric Liron said, adding that the works at …

Russian FM holds meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan PM

Russian FM holds meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masrour Barzani held talks in Erbil yesterday. Lavrov and Barzani exchanged greetings and continued their …

Lavrov paying official visit to Iraq

Lavrov paying official visit to Iraq

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has started his visit to Iraq today to discuss key aspects on the Middle East agenda.  According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria …

Vagit Alekperov and Iraqi PM discuss Eridu field project

Vagit Alekperov and Iraqi PM discuss Eridu field project

President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov held a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian …

 Russia returns 27 Russian children from Iraq

Russia returns 27 Russian children from Iraq

Twenty seven Russian children, whose mothers are serving prison terms in Iraq, have returned to Russia, a spokesman with the Emergencies Ministry said. "The IL-76 plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived from Baghdad at …

 Baghdad thanks Moscow for help in fighting ISIS

Baghdad thanks Moscow for help in fighting ISIS

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim thanked Russia for its assistance in battling the ISIS terrorist group "I would like to express my gratitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the help we received …

Russia to assist Iraq in eliminating terrorists

Russia to assist Iraq in eliminating terrorists

Russia is interested in eliminating the terrorist presence in Iraq, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali Alhakim. "We are pleased to note …

Iraqi foreign minister to visit Moscow in January

Iraqi foreign minister to visit Moscow in January

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim will pay a visit to Moscow on January 29-30, the Iraqi embassy to Moscow said. "The minister will visit Moscow on January 29-30," TASS cited the embassy as …

Iraq: The battle for oil

Iraq: The battle for oil

The dispute over Kurdish oil revenues may cause instability firstly within the region itself

Three-year-old boy returned from Iraq to Russia

Three-year-old boy returned from Iraq to Russia

Three-year-old Zeid Abdulayev, who was found in an orphanage in Baghdad, has been brought to Chechnya’s capital of Grozny and handed over to his grandparents, member of Chechnya’s Human Rights Council Kheda …