Iraqi Kurdistan



  • شیرین هانتر Yesterday 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.

  • ترزامی Yesterday 10:36

    Rouhani, May call for closer coop. on bilateral, regional issues

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – In a Wed. meeting between Iran’s Pres. Rouhani and British PM Theresa May in New York, the two sides stressed resolve for deepening relations on bilateral and regional issues.

  • zarif Yesterday 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.

  • اردوغان 2017-09-20 10:50

    Erdoğan calls on KRG to cancel independence referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once again called on the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel its planned independence referendum, warning that such move could spark new crises in the region.

  • 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.

  • ارتش ترکیه 2017-09-18 17:52

    Turkish army launches drill on Iraqi border ahead of KRG referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Sending a message to KRG the Turkish army said it launched a military exercise on Turkey-Iraq border on Sept. 18, just a week before the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is set to hold an independence referendum.

  • صادق ملکی 2017-09-18 15:32

    Sadegh Maleki:

    Crossing Abadi’s redline ‘Kirkuk’ would instigate bloody war

    TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Senior political analyst Sadegh Maleki in an interview with MNA said Kirkuk is al-Abadi’s redline and crossing it by holding the Kurdish referendum on independence would instigate a widespread and bloody carnage in the Arab country.

  • 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.

  • کاخ سفید بعد از تعمیرات‎ 2017-09-16 08:55

    US wants Iraqi Kurdistan to call off referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – The US strongly urged northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to call off a controversial referendum on independence from Baghdad.

  • بنعلی ایلدریم نخست وزیر ترکیه 2017-09-15 17:37

    Turkey wants KRG's referendum "cancellation" not "postponement"

    TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – Hinting at possible sanctions on Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, Turkish authorities say Ankara wants “cancellation” of the referendum, not the “postponement.”

  • آیت الله سید احمد خاتمی امام جمعه موقت تهران 2017-09-15 16:57

    Friday cleric:

    Iran’s military sites to remain top secret

    TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – Ayatollah Khatami said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has never allowed foreigners to gain access to confidential information of Iran and military sites will therefore remain top secret.

  • سرلشکر باقری 2017-09-14 21:30

    Iran, Turkey military officials discussed KRG's independence referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) – Emphasizing coordinated opposition to Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum the Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces and his Turkish counterpart in a phone conversation discussed the dangerous consequences of such separatist plans.

  • وزارت خارجه ترکیه 2017-09-14 13:52

    Turkey warns Arbil to avoid emotional statements

    TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) – Turkey has warned Iraq’s Kurdish region that “there will most certainly be a price to pay” for its insistence on holding an independence referendum later this month.

  • نتانیاهو و ترامپ 2017-09-14 11:36

    US proxy backed Iraqi Kurdish region's independence referendum

    TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) – US proxy to support independence referendum of Iraqi Kurdish region, Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday declared his support for an independent Kurdish state ahead of a regional referendum in northern Iraq.

  • نادر انتصار 2017-09-14 09:24

    Nader Entessar:

    US stated, actual policy on Erbil independence referendum incongruent

    TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) – Commenting on the US incongruent policies toward Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, Professor of political science says those in favor of creating an independent Kurdish state count on US support via Israel.

  • اللویزی 2017-09-13 13:06

    Iraqi MP:

    Iraq enjoys right to proceed against Erbil in UNSC

    TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) – Iraqi MP Abdul Rahman Al Luaizi believes that, given the great dangers of establishing a Kurdish government, Baghdad possess the right to sue against Iraqi Kurdistan in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC).

  • دیدار علی شمخانی با نماینده ویژه رئیس جمهور روسیه 2017-09-12 22:57

    Pro-ISIL plots yields reversely: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN, Sep. 12 (MNA) – Iran’s Shamkhani says that holding independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan will increase friction among Kurdish groups and parties.

  • مسعود بارزانی 2017-09-11 21:59

    Barzani's party headquarter attacked

    TEHRAN, Sep.11 (MNA) - Headquarter office of the Iraqi Kurdistan government's chief, Masoud Barzani’s party was attacked by gunmen in Soleimaneh.

  • بهرام قاسمی سخنگوی وزارت امور خارجه 2017-09-11 15:31

    Ghasemi dismisses rumors on Iran, N Korea coop.

    TEHRAN, Sep. 11 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Spokesman Ghasemi while slamming the use of nuclear weapons dismissed as “rash” and “far from reality” any media rumors about cooperation between Iran and North Korea.

  • Iraq 2017-09-10 16:06

    Iraqi forces hold thousand foreign ISIL family members 

    BAGHDAD, Sep. 10 (MNA) – Iraqi forces are holding more than 1,300 foreign women and children, the families of ISIL fighters, at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq, Iraqi security source said on Sunday.

  • دولت باهچه لی 2017-09-10 09:52

    Turkish MHP leader:

    Iraqi Kurdish referendum not to be allowed

    TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) – The National Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said on Sept. 9 that the planned independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdish Region on Sept. 25 was among the closest threats on Turkey’s national security and that it should not be allowed.

  • برگزاری جشنواره بین المللی بازی های بومی محلی در مریوان 2017-09-08 12:39

    By: Mobin Peymankar

    6th intl. festival of local games in Marivan

    MARIVAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) – The sixth edition of the International Festival of Local Games was held in Iranian western city of Marivan with teams from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Iraqi Kurdistan vying. The Iraqis are attending with two teams and the Iranian contestants are in 8 teams from 6 provinces.

  • بنعلی ایلدریم 2017-09-06 14:01

    Turkish PM:

    Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, grave mistake

    TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has reiterated Turkey’s strong opposition against the Iraqi Kurdish region government’s bid to hold an independence referendum late September, describing the move as a “grave mistake.”

  • امیرعبداللهیان 2017-09-05 20:51

    Kurdistan referendum leading to crisis: Amir-Abdollahian

    TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that disintegration of Iraq will end up in another crisis in the region.