Iraqi Kurdistan



  • shamkhani 2017-07-18 09:24


    Kurdish referendum plan to weaken entire Iraq

    TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – Iran’s SNSC head Shamkhani warned that the decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum would isolate Iraqi Kurds and weaken Kurdistan region and the entire Arab country.

  • علی شمخانی 2017-07-17 14:01

    PUK delegation to meet Shamkhani

    TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – A high-ranking delegation from Patriotic Union of Iraqi Kurdistan (PUK) is scheduled to hold talks with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in Tehran on Monday.

  • جلال طالبانی 2 2017-07-09 12:12

    PUK Leader en route to Iran

    TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Iraqi Former President Jalal Talebani is slated to make an official visit to the Iranian capital of Tehran soon.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-06-10 14:57

    Reacting to Kurdish referendum plan;

    Unified Iraq ensures interests of all ethnicities: Ghasemi

    TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s FM spokesman Bahram Ghasemi reacted to decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying Iran’s position is to back territorial integrity and unity of Iraq.  

  • امضا تفاهم نامه همکاری علمی و دانشگاهی مابین جمهوری اسلامی ایران و اقلیم کردستان عراق 2017-04-25 19:25

    Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan in MoU for scientific coop.

    TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – A delegation from Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) of Zanjan arrived in Erbil on Sunday at the invitations of Salahaddin University in Iraqi Kurdistan and after exchanging views with the other side, inked a scientific cooperation agreement with Dr. Jawhar Fattah Saeed, Vice President of Salahaddin University for Administration and Financial Affairs.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-04-04 00:13

    FM spox.:

    Flag issue in Kirkuk divisive, source of tension

    TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said flying any flag other than Iraqi national flag in Kirkuk is a source of conflict.

  • ولایتی 2017-02-15 20:30


    Sectarian divisions violate Iraq’s policy of unitary state

    TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – Leader’s senior adviser has told an Iraqi Kurdish official that dividing Iraq in sectarian lines would undermine official policy of the country in seeking unity of all ethnic and religious groups.

  • Mosul 2017-02-08 10:42


    Humanitarian situation improves in eastern Mosul

    NEW YORK, Feb. 08 (MNA) – The humanitarian situation improves in the oriental part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, after the expulsion of the ISIL, assured Tuesday the agency of the UN entrusted to attend the victims of conflicts and disasters.

  • بازدید مقامات ایرانی از جبهه‌ پیشمرگان کرد در اربیل 2016-11-16 09:42

    Iranian officials visit Peshmerga fronts in Erbil

    ERBIL, Nov. 16 (MNA) – Iran's Consul General to Erbil Morteza Ebadi and Cultural Attaché of Iran in Erbil Mohammad Shirzad, along with some Peshmerga leaders in Iraqi Kurdistan visited peshmerga fronts against ISIL terrorists in east of Mosul.

  • رحیم صفوی 2016-11-07 22:08

    Former IRGC gen.:

    Multi-polarity incipient with West failing to hold center

    TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) – Former IRGC general has said in a world of incipient multi-polarity, different powers now seek influence and hegemony with the west failing to hold the center.

  • پیشمرگه نیروهای کرد عراقی 2016-11-07 16:20

    Iraqi Kurdistan requests Russian military, humanitarian aid

    MOSCOW, Nov. 06 (MNA) – Iraqi Kurdistan’s Foreign Relations chief Falah Mustafa Bakir said on Monday that he had asked Moscow to provide military assistance in fight against terrorists as well as humanitarian aid to refugees during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

  • دیدار محسن رضایی 2016-10-31 12:00


    Iran respects Kurds unlike some regional states

    TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said some regional countries, including Saudi Arabia, are in fight with Kurds living in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

  • film 2016-10-19 21:21

    Majidi’s biopic ‘Muhammad’ screened at Slemani filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Majid Majidi’s biopic ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’ was screened to a warm reception in the first Slemani International Film Festival in Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • برگزاری مراسم تاسوعا و عاشورا در شهرهای اقلیم کردستان عراق 2016-10-13 16:31

    Ashura held in Iraqi Kurdistan’s cities

    TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – Different cities of Iraqi Kurdistan hosted ceremonies to commemorate the annual Ashura procession. The tenth day of Muharram- the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar- has been mourned for centuries after the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with his children and companions was martyred in 7th century A.D.

  • جشنواره سلیمانیه 2016-10-05 20:31

    Iranian filmmakers win top awards at Slemani filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Oct. 05 (MNA) – Iranian filmmakers won the ‘golden pine cone’ awards at the 1st Slemani International Film Festival in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • اردشیر صالح پور 2016-09-30 16:41

    Iranian playwright joins juries of Russian fest. of Martin McDonagh

    TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) – Iranian playwright Ardeshir Salehipour has been selected to join the jury panel at the 2nd International Festival of Marin McDonagh in Russian city of Perm.

  • Bridget Conley-Zilkic 2016-09-21 18:07

    Peace activist:

    World order ‘a man-made phenomenon’

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – A professor of Tufts University has said the mainstream public in the west has been ignorant of the nature of Islam in their attribution of violence to Muslims.

  • نفت گاز 2016-09-06 09:37

    Scores of world refineries consume Iranian crude

    TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – An NIOC official has announced that presently two score of world refinery complexes purchase and consume Iranian crude oil.

  • دانشکده مهندسی ایران و عراق 2016-09-04 15:18

    Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan launch joint faculty

    TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (MNA) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Kurdistan Region of Iraq launched first joint engineering faculty.

  • نفت گاز 2016-08-30 21:16

    Iran, Iraq consider oil swap

    TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) – Deputy-minister of oil has said NIOC’s debts have soared to $70bn, amid speculations of oil swap with Iraq.

  • دیدار نخست وزیر سابق اقلیم کردستان عراق با معاون اول رییس جمهور 2016-08-09 09:35

    By: Asghar Khamseh

    Iran's 1st VP meets with former PM of Iraqi Kurdistan

    TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) – Former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government and Deputy Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham Ahmed Salih met with First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri here on Monday.

  • استانداری 2016-02-06 16:00

    Trilateral consortium to invest in Iran  

    KERMANSHAH, Feb. 06 (MNA) – A trilateral consortium of Iranian, Indian and South Korean companies signed a deal with Kermanshah province of Iran to invest in joint projects.  

  • IAU 2016-01-11 14:12

    IAU to launch branches in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Tehran, Jan. 11 (MNA) – IAU’s director general for international affairs has announced ongoing negotiations with Iraqi officials to establish university branches in Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan.

  • نادر انتصار 2016-01-05 20:14

    Entessar to Mehr:

    Iraqi disintegration ‘double-edged sword’ for Turkey

    TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) – A University of South Alabama professor believes Turkish military presence in north Iraq seeks tactical as well as strategic objectives.

  • گفتگو با جح صابر عبود الموسوی سفیر عراق در ایران 2015-12-28 11:22

    Iraqi ambassador:

    Ayat. Sistani crucial for Iraqi territorial integrity

    TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (MNA) – Iraqi ambassador has told Mehr News international service Ayatollah Sistani’s role has been vital in keeping Iraq united.

  • نیروهای مردمی عراق 2015-11-05 13:06

    Iraq dismantles drug trafficking network, car bomb factories

    BAGHDAD, Nov. 05 (MNA) – Iraqi authorities arrested terrorists responsible for transferring drugs to ISIL in Karbala, and destroyed three factories and 24 car bombs in Salaheddin, while raising the alert for attacks in the capital.

  • unami 2015-10-27 15:00

    UN strongly condemns continued practice of honor killings in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns in the strongest terms the recent murder in Sulaymaniyah of a young woman, allegedly by family members, in what is perceived to have been an “honor crime”.

  • isil 2015-10-26 12:09

    Footage shows 70 Iraqi hostages freed from ISIL

    TEHRAN, Oct. 26 (MNA) – The Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq released a video Sunday reportedly showing the Thursday joint raid of an ISIL-based prison by US and Kurdish peshmerga forces in which they released 70 Iraqi hostages. During the operation that took place in the town of Huwija, 15km west of Kirkuk, a US soldier was killed.

  • Jahangiri 2015-10-19 21:04

    Iran backs unity in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s VP received KRG prime minister in Tehran and voiced Iran’s determination for expansion of ties with Iraq.

  • شمخانی 2015-10-19 15:43


    Iraq, KRG cooperation crucial for ‘security’

    TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s secretary of SNSC has told Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) a united Iraq would be a unique and variegated collection of religion and ethnicity.