Masoud Barzani, the head of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, has confirmed that Iran has been providing weapons to the Kurdish resistance against ISIS extremists. » read more
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a three-day visit to Iraq on Sunday to discuss security matters as well as issues around the formation of Iraq’s new cabinet. » read more
Iran has extended congratulations to the Iraqi people and clergy for the election of their new prime minister, Haidar Al-Abadi. The head of Iran’s National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, stated that Iran supports the “legal process” of Mr. Al-Abadi’s election. » read more
Iran is involved in a search for an adequate substitute for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maleki. A senior Iranian official has reportedly told Reuters, on condition of anonymity, that there are very few choices to replace Al-Maleki, but Iran has concluded that the current Prime Minister is not capable of keeping the country together. » read more
Iran’s Minister of Intelligence says his country is not indifferent to issues regarding Iraq; however, he stressed that Iran will not interfere in Iraqi affairs.
The Central News Unit reports that Mahmoud Alavi said: “We have never interfered in Iraq and will never do so in the future and we support Iraq’s dignity and independence.” » read more