Iran

Iraq’s Kadhimi meets with Iranian president

In meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi acknowledged “deep relations” between the two countries. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi became the first foreign leader to visit Iran under the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi. The visit signals Raisi’s prioritizing of neighboring countries over Western countries. …

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The Taliban’s Comeback Is a Conundrum for Iran

No one in the Iranian government was sad to see U.S. and NATO troops leave Afghanistan. In fact, Tehran would prefer to have the Taliban next-door than often-hostile Western powers. But Shiite-majority Iran has also been a target of attacks in the past from the Sunni Islamist Taliban, and it …

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Iraq’s Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi To Visit Iran On Sunday

Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al-Kadhimi will pay an official visit to Iran on September 12. Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, the Iraqi prime minister will arrive in Tehran on Sunday morning for talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, among others. The Iraqi leader is going to hold …

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Quds Force commander says Iran will take ‘realistic’ approach in Afghanistan

Iran must strike a balance between accepting the reality of the Taliban and supporting Shiite and other ethnic groups. Iran’s Quds Force commander Esmail Ghaani spoke to parliament during a closed session Tuesday about the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. According to Iranian parliamentarian Alireza Soleimani, Ghaani said Iran had a …

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Iranian commander warns Iraqi Kurdish government about harboring opposition

The IRGC’s rare warning has fueled fears about civilian casualties in the Kurdish villages stretching on the Iran-Iraq border. The commander of the Ground Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) warned Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of a “decisive and harsh response” against Kurdish fighters based in the …

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Taliban invite Russia, China, Iran, Turkey to unveiling of new govt

The Taliban have invited a number of countries, including Russia, to take part in an event dedicated to the announcement of the composition of the new Afghan government, Al Jazeera reported on Monday. “We have sent invitations to Turkey, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Qatar to take part in the …

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Iran Warns Of Possible Military Action In North Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

A senior IRGC commander cautioned the local residents of the Kurdistan Region in north of Iraq to stay away from the strongholds of terrorists, because Iran is planning crushing military attacks against terrorist groups which create insecurity at the border areas. During a visit to the IRGC military bases in …

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Iran: New Defense Minister Vows To Increase IRGC’s Military Power

The new defense minister of Iran pledged that his ministry will do its utmost to boost the capabilities of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. In a meeting with IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami in Tehran on Saturday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani reaffirmed the Defense Ministry’s full …

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Consequences Of Events In Afghanistan For Iran – OpEd

The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31 has created instability in the country has resulted in instability in the country. Following this decision, the Taliban in the country became active and took full control of 210 provinces and the capital. A temporary committee headed by former …

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Taliban Delivers US Military Vehicles To Iran

A convoy of US military vehicles has been filmed being directed toward Tehran after the Taliban handed it over to Iranian authorities. “The loss of these vehicles is another embarrassment for the US, and could be damaging in the future if these vehicles are used to either extract valuable technical …

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