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Iran President’s visit to Iraq puzzles out knots: Zarif

President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq solved many age-old problems, said Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif in Qom on Monday. ‘Dredging the Arvand Rud River, construction of Shalamcheh-Basra railway, and granting mutual no-fee visas were among the long-term issues that were dealt with during President Rouhani’s visit to Iraq,’ said Zarif who is in Qom to meet with the religious authorities.…

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Yemeni Resistance Forces Support Iraq’s Nujaba Movement against US Pressures

Different popular forces and fighters of the resistance front in Yemen released video messages on social media to stress their companionship and support for al-Nujaba after the resistance movement was put on the US Treasury Department’s list of sanctions. In addition to video messages, the Yemeni people and popular forces trended the #All of Us Are Nujaba and #All of…

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Senior MP: Iraq-Iran-Syria Joint Military Drills to Stop US Support for ISIL

Hanin Qadou, a representative of al-Bina coalition in the Iraqi parliament, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website as saying that holding the wargames by the three countries is necessary. “If the drills are staged, Washington’s way to impose its influence and support the ISIL will be blocked,” he added. Qadou underscored that Iraq’s security is directly tied to…

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US stance against Hashd Sha’abi forces violates Iraqi sovereignty: Iraqi Lawmaker

  Abbas al-Ismaili, a member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, said the voluntary forces – better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi – are an important part of the country’s security system that defeated terrorism and achieved victory over the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. Ismaili further noted that “any attack on Hashd Sha’abi forces amounts to violation…

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Iraq: ISIL Fails to Penetrate into Al-Anbar Province

The Iraqi security forces have blocked the penetration of a group of ISIL terrorists to the town of al-Qaem in Western Al-Anbar province, the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news website quoted a security source in al-Anbar province as saying. “The Iraqi Army troops prevented the ISIL terrorists from crossing into Al-Anbar province by laying mines and traps on their path,” the Iraqi…

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US stance against Hashd Sha’abi forces violates Iraqi sovereignty: Lawmaker

An Iraqi legislator has condemned recent remarks by US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino against pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), describing them as “prejudicial” and “in violation of the sovereignty of Iraq.” Abbas al-Ismaili, a member of the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, said the voluntary forces – better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi – are an…

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PKK kills 2 Iraqi soldiers in northern Iraq

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed two Iraqi soldiers in a conflict in Nineveh, northern Iraq. The security media center affiliated with Iraqi Prime Minister office in a statement confirmed the conflict between PKK and Iraqi Nineveh operation forces. PKK forces wanted to trespass a checkpoint and started a conflict when asked by Iraqi forces for their permit, the statement reads.…

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Iran, Syria, Iraq to review ways to safeguard region

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri has travelled to Syria to participate in a trilateral meeting also attended by Iraq and Syria to investigate ways to maintain regional stability and security. General Baqeri, heading a high-profile delegation, left Tehran for the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday to attend the meeting aimed at reviewing security issues…

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Iran, Kurds will never forget Halabja massacre: Zarif

  In a tweet posted on Saturday, Zarif said Iran and its Kurdish brothers in Iraq will not allow the Halabja chemical attack to be forgotten. “The West may like to forget about horrors of Halabja & Sardasht—31 years ago today—but neither we, nor our Kurdish brethren, ever will,” read Zarif’s tweet while making a reference to the Iranian city…

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Iran, Iraq can play more significant role in solving regional, global issues: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Iraq can further cooperate and play a more significant role in solving regional and international issues.    “Today, conditions are more suitable than ever for interaction between Iran and Iraq to play a more active role in [solving] regional and international issues,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim…

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