Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has commended Iraq's positive stance on the promotion of ties with Iran, saying the two countries have managed to foil US bids to sabotage mutual relations.
After helping guide the Iran, dubbed Team Melli, through to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Round of 16, head coach Carlos Queiroz reiterated just how important his side’s final group stage game against Iraq will be for his side.
In the first nine months of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), Iran exported various goods and electricity worth $11.5 billion to Iraq, Hasan Danayifar, the secretary of Iran's Committee for Economic Relations with Iraq and Syria, said on Wednesday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and neighboring Iraq will deepen their cooperation against terrorism in the region, after tensions between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s airstrikes against purported positions of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the fact that US President Donald Trump recently had to travel to Iraq secretly and briefly shows America’s failure in the countries that it has invaded.
The continent’s top teams went head-to-head in friendly matches as preparations for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 intensified with Asia’s biggest and most anticipated football competition starting in four days.