EghtesadOnline: Iran has denied reports that the country has closed its land border with the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region in response to last month’s independence referendum in the region.
EghtesadOnline: Iraq has asked Iran and Turkey to close border crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, an Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman announced.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has once again stressed the importance of preserving Iraq’s national unity and territorial integrity after a controversial independence referendum was held in northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
EghtesadOnline: In the wake of the secessionist bids of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic is opposed to disintegration of Iraq and any change in the country’s geographical borders.
EghtesadOnline: A senior Iranian official says the recent secession plebiscite held in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region will help boost Takfiri terrorism across region while jeopardizing the interests of both the Iraqi and Kurdish people.
EghtesadOnline: Iran says a recent controversial secession referendum in the northern Iraq runs counter to the Arab country’s constitution, calling on Kurdish authorities to negotiate with Baghdad regardless of the outcome of the vote.
EghtesadOnline: The military brass of Iran and Turkey have voiced their opposition to the separation of Iraq’s Kurdish region and expressed support for the country’s territorial integrity.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has warned companies against shipment of oil products to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan “until further notice,” Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The lawmakers of Iranian Parliament signed a statement condemning the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum that was held by the region leader Masoud Barzani.
EghtesadOnline: Millions of Iraq’s Kurds voted in an historic referendum on independence on Monday, defying the dire warnings from neighbors as well as the government in Baghdad -- who must now decide how far to retaliate to an expected landslide in favor of secession.