• حیدر العبادی Yesterday 20:38

    Baghdad gives Iraqi Kurdistan 3 days to hand over control of airports

    TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that Iraqi Kurdistan has three days to hand over control of the international airports to Baghdad in order to avoid an embargo, local media reported.

  • زیگمارگابریل Yesterday 18:28

    Iraqi Kurdish referendum to destabilize region: German FM

    TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says that the Kurdistan dream of independence will harm peace in the Middle East.

  • قلیچدار اوغلو Yesterday 17:41

    Tehran, Ankara, Baghdad must unite against KRG referendum: Kılıçdaroğlu

    TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – Iraq’s central government, Turkey and Iran should gather to produce solutions about the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.

  • iran iraq Yesterday 14:27

    Exports to Iraq hit $3bn in 6 months

    TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – Iran commercial attaché in Baghdad, Naser Behzad, stated that value of Iran’s exports to Iraq had stood at over three billion dollars in the first six months of the current Iranian year (began March 21).

  • ترکیه و عراق 2017-09-25 21:37

    Turkey, Iraq to launch joint military exercise

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – Turkey and Iraq will launch a joint military exercise on the Turkish-Iraqi border on Tuesday following a controversial referendum in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish military late Monday.

  • همه پرسی در اقلیم کردستان عراق 2017-09-25 20:54

    Independence polls close in Iraqi Kurdistan

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – The referendum to separate Kurdistan from Iraq, unauthorized by UN resolution, Iraqi parliament, and the neighbors of Iraq was finally held on Monday.

  • حیدر العبادی 2017-09-25 16:14

    Iraqi PM orders security services "to protect citizens being coerced" in Kurdistan

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security services on Monday “to protect citizens being threatened and coerced” in Iraqi Kurdistan region where a referendum on independence is under way.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-09-25 13:05

    Iran dismisses rumors on KRG shelling

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – Iran's FM spokesman Ghasemi dismissed as false media hype any rumors about the shelling of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

  • haidar al Abadi 2017-09-25 08:41


    Iran against moves threatening Iraqi territorial integrity

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed Tehran’s opposition to any move against the Iraqi territorial integrity and national unity legitimacy of all parties lies within Iraq’s Constitution.

  • airspace 2017-09-24 16:19

    Iran closes airspace to Iraqi Kurdistan region

    TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) – Iran has blocked airspace for all flights from and to Iraqi Kurdistan region as KRG plans to hold an independence referendum on Mon., Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) announced today.

  • فرهنگ جهانپور 2017-09-24 15:46

    Kurdish independence referendum wrong, dangerous

    TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) – Professor Farhang Jahanpour, Member of Kellogg College at the University of Oxford says “despite the strong affection and admiration that I feel towards the long-suffering Kurds, I believe that the plan to hold a referendum for independence in Iraq is wrong and potentially very dangerous.”

  • پارلمان ترکیه 2017-09-23 20:32

    Turkish parl. extends mandate for troop deployment in Iraq, Syria

    TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – The Turkish parliament today approved the extension of a mandate permitting the government to deploy troops in Iraq and Syria.

  • سرلشکر باقری 2017-09-23 20:14

    Turkish, Iranian, Iraqi top soldiers to meet

    TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – The chief of staff of Turkey, Iran and Iraq will hold trilateral talks soon amid latest developments in the region.

  • KRG 2017-09-23 16:20

    By: Seyed Mahdi Nabavi

    From Sykes-Picot to independence dream: a look at KRG referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – Perhaps hundred years ago, when British Mark Sykes and French François Georges-Picot were plotting the interests of the region on the Middle East map, it was unthinkable that such an artificial division and nation-state, regardless of their specific ethnic, religious and … characteristics, would have cause the region to be the focus of ethnic, religious, land and border disputes over the years, IIWFS reported.

  • نادر انتصار 2017-09-22 14:31

    Prof. Entessar:

    Due to limits, KRG to calibrate policy toward Turkey

    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – Professor of political science, Nader Entessar says due to Ankara influence, the KRG has carefully calibrated its policies towards Turkey, and it may continue to do so.

  • referendum 2017-09-22 10:49

    UN Security Council opposes Kurdish referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – The UN Security Council on Thursday warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq's Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote.

  • سرلشگر محمد باقری 2017-09-21 18:50

    Army Chief:

    KRG referendum plan to hurt Iraqi Kurds

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – Army Chief Maj. Gen. Bagheri criticized Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s plan to hold a referendum on independence, saying the move would hurt the Kurds in northern Iraq.

  • شیرین هانتر 2017-09-21 11:29

    Masoud wants to realize his father, Mulla Mustafa Barzani's, dream

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – A professor of political science at Georgetown University says Masoud wants to realize his father, Mulla Mustafa Barzani's, dream of an independent Kurdish state, but this will not be easy and in all likelihood and would lead to a region -wide conflict which could last for many years.

  • zarif 2017-09-21 09:35

    Iraq, Iran, Turkey release statement on KRG referendum plan

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – Foreign Ministers of Iraq, Iran and Turkey held a trilateral meeting in New York on September 20, 2017 to discuss the referendum plan of the KRG.

  • zarif johnson 2017-09-19 21:00

    Zarif calls for respect to Iraqi constitution

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says that Iraqi territorial integrity and constitution must be respected.

  • فاروق لوغ اوغلو 2017-09-19 12:16

    CHP senior member:

    US not in position to apportion Iraqi territory

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Reacting to the US proposal to Erbil on Kirkuk, Osman Faruk Loğoğlu says the US is not in a position to apportion Iraqi territory to suit its own interests.

  • zarif johnson 2017-09-19 10:05

    Iran's Zarif, UK's Johnson talk JCPOA, region in NY

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif and his British counterpart Boris Johnson held talks on various bilateral and regional issues in a meeting on Monday in New York.

  • روحانی 2017-09-19 09:34

    France plays key role in maintaining positive atmosphere in post-JCPOA era

    TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – President Rouhani, at a meeting with his French counterpart, said Europe and Paris played a crucial role in maintaining the positive atmosphere emerged in the post-JCPOA era.

  • نشست خبری هوشنگ فلاحتیان معاون وزیر نیرو در امور برق و انرژی 2017-09-18 10:30

    Iran, Iraq to synchronize power grids within months

    TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Deputy Iranian energy minister said power grids of Iran and Iraq will be interconnected in mid-November.

  • سردار جزایری 2017-09-17 20:53

    Kurdistan referendum to yield more conflicts in ME: Brig. Gen. Jazayeri

    TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) – Senior Iranian commander Jazayeri says that the referendum in Kurdistan is securing the interests of ‘the Americans and Israeli regime’.

  • شمخانی 2017-09-17 16:22


    Iran to end military accords with KRG in case of split

    TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) – Iran’s security chief Ali Shamkhani said Sun. all military agreements with semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will be terminated if the region goes ahead with the decision to split from Baghdad.

  • ترکیه و عراق 2017-09-16 16:08

    Turkey, Iraq work together to prevent KRG referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi have agreed to work together to prevent a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq from taking place.

  • ارائه حکم جدید دکتر رهبر به عنوان رئیس دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی توسط دکتر علی اکبر ولایتی 2017-09-16 14:18


    All kinds of ethnic split detrimental to regional security

    TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Iranian Leader’s Senior Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said Islamic countries were opposed to ethnic cleansing in any corner of the region for the move proves detrimental to regional security.

  • جشنواره بین‌المللی غدیر در نجف اشرف 2017-09-15 14:29

    Najaf hosts 11st Intl. Ghadir Festival

    TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – The 11th International Ghadir Festival was held in Najaf, Iraq on Thursday.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2017-09-15 10:38

    Iran strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – FM Spokesperson Ghasemi condemned recent terrorist attacks in southern Iraq where dozens were martyred or wounded.