Haider Al-Abadi, Iraq’s new prime minister, arrived in Tehran on Monday night for a visit with Iranian authorities. Iran had been considered a supporter of former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maleki; however, following widespread criticism of the Al-Maleki administration, Iran backed the election of Mr. Al-Abadi as the new prime minister. » read more
The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says its international arm, the Qods Forces, support “revolutionary and resistance movements of the dispossessed and the oppressed all around the world,” adding that the nature of the IRGC’s assistance is “advisory and educational.” » read more
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