Hundreds of Iranian passengers have been left stranded at the Baghdad Airport after flights were canceled in Iran due to the heavy snow which shut down Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport for a couple of days.
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the security of the Iraqi Kurdistan is ‘very important’ to the Islamic Republic, calling on the semi-autonomous region to resolve its issues in cooperation with the central government in Baghdad.
Iraqi authorities have extended for two more months an international flight ban on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region amid tensions between the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the wake of the September controversial Kurdish independence referendum.
Iran exports 12 million cubic meters of gas per day to Iraq's capital, Baghdad and the figure will increase after completion of the gas pipeline project that is expected to reach Basra in coming months, Deputy Petroleum Minister Hamid-Reza Araqi said here on Tuesday.
The Iraqi central government has called for calm in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. This after supporters of Kurdish President Masoud Barzani went on a rampage following the announcement of his resignation. Iraqi lawmakers say the resignation will incur little impact on the region as Barazni will hand over power to his family. Altaf Ahmad has the story from Baghdad, presstv.com reported.
Kurdish leaders have dismissed the Iraqi government’s demand that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) annul the results of last month’s independence referendum in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
French President Emmanuel Macron says Paris is ready for mediation between Iraq and its Kurdish region seeking secession from the mainland, emphasizing the need to protect the Arab country’s “territorial integrity.”
Turkey, Iran and Iraq will soon hold high-level talks on the recent referendum conducted by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Thursday.