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Controversial General Appointed as Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly appointed General Irij Masjidi as its new ambassador to Baghdad, replacing Hassan Dana’i Fer [Danaeifar]. According to some sources, General Masjidi was previously a senior advisor to Qassim Sulaimani, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC). Al Arabiya quotes Saudi minister of state for the Gulf region Thamer Al-Sabhan […]

Iran, Iraq in Joint Naval Exercises

By Sara al-Qaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran, Iraq seek to send a message with joint naval exercises In conjunction with the military maneuvers of the Iranian-backed Shiite Popular Mobilization Units along the Iraqi border with Saudi Arabia on Jan. 4, former Iraqi […]

Video: Free of ISIL, Sinjar remains a Ghost Town

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been pushed out of Sinjar in northern Iraq, it remains mostly empty of residents as fighting among various factions continues. The town’s reconstruction has […]

Iran Denies Pipeline Deal with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has denied that it has reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for laying joint oil pipelines. The public relations department of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum announced on Tuesday that the country has made no agreements with the Iraqi Kurdistan for construction of two pipelines to deliver its crude oil to […]

Iraq to link Rail Network with Iran

By John Lee. Iraq’s state-run Iraqi Republic Railways (IRR) announced on Tuesday that it plans to link its rail network to that of neighbouring Iran. IRR Information Director Abdul Sattar Mohsen told Anadolu Agency that Iraqi and Iranian officials had already held several meetings to discuss the project. He added that several international companies had […]

Iran, Iraq Eye Visa-Free Travel

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaeifar said Tehran and Baghdad have been considering a step to lift visa requirements for travelers from the two neighboring countries. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Danaeifar highlighted the latest measures to abolish the visa regime between Iran and Iraq, saying that it would lead to more travels between the […]

Iran Pledges Support for Iraq

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pledged support for Iraq in its efforts to establish security, describing the Arab country’s security as that of Iran. Iran will provide the government and nation of Iraq with every aid and facility available to help the neighboring country establish stability and security, Zarif said Monday in a meeting […]

Iraq to Develop Howaiza Oil Field

By John Lee. The Maysan Oil Company (MOC) wants to develop the Howaiza oil field, an associated field located on the Iranian border and extending to 63 kilometers to the east of Maysan governorate. Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the MOC, said the first well was drilled at the Howaiza field at […]

Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sirwan River

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Legendary Sirwan River When neighbouring Iran tested their new dam recently, levels on an important Iraqi Kurdish river dropped four meters. Locals fear when the […]

Suicide Bomber Kills Scores of Shia Pilgrims in Hilla

By John Lee. A suicide truck bomb has killed more than 80 people, most of them Iranian Shia pilgrims, in the city of Hilla, 60 miles (100km) south of Baghdad. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The pilgrims were on their way back to Iran from the […]

Millions of Iranians enter Iraq for Shiite Ritual

By Changiz M. Varzi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  A day after millions of Shiite Muslims marked Arbaeen, the annual pilgrimage to the Hussein mosque in the Iraqi city of Karbala, the front pages of Iranian dailies on […]

Iran’s VP Praises Iraqi Hospitality

The Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday to attend Arbaeen procession, saying he was impressed by Iraq’s simultaneous handling of the overcrowded religious ceremony and a military operation to liberate the city of Mosul. Heading a delegation of Iranian officials, Jahangiri travelled to Iraq to take part […]