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Iran and Iraq to Sign Contract on Shared Fields

The managing director of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company (ICOFC), Mehdi Fakour, reported of a new round of negotiations with Iraqi oil officials to achieve a ‘common language’ to expand cooperation on the development of shared fields, based on national interests of the two countries. In an interview with the Iranian news agency Shana, […]

Shatt al-Arab Borders to be Demarcated

The outgoing Iraqi government announced on Friday that the demarcation of borders on the Shatt al-Arab will begin at the beginning of November under the supervision of the United Nations (UN), according to AKnews. The Shatt al-Arab is where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet and flow into the Persian Gulf. Ahmed al-Shihani, foreign affairs […]

Reopening of Sazan Border Crossing Abandoned

Halabja’s deputy mayor said Iran has rejected reopening the Sazan border crossing, located near Halabja in Sulaimaniya province. In a statement to AKnews on Sunday, the deputy mayor, Goran Adham, quoted the Iranian consul to Sulaimaniya as saying that an Iranian committee visited the crossing and voiced their reluctance to open the gate again. All […]

Al-Maliki Turns to Iran

The strategies on Iraq of neighbouring states seem to be coming clearer. This week, al-Maliki has been in Iran to meet both Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,  the Iranian president, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian head of state. Al-Maliki described the two countries’ relationship as “strategic”, saying: “We ask Iran and our neighbours to support our reconstruction and to boost economic […]

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Did Iraq Lie About Oil Reserves?

Two weeks ago Iraq revised its estimates of oil reserves upwards, and this was immediately followed by Iran doing the same. Now Reuters reports that a former oil minister has cast doubt on the numbers and on the motivation of the governments in issuing the figures, saying that the estimates are politically motivated and not […]

Iran Re-Gains Third Place in Oil Reserves War

Just a week after Iraq finally re-stated its oil reserves, jumping from fourth to third place ahead of Iran, the Iranians have decided to re-state their oil reserves. And by a strange coincidence, they have re-taken their place ahead of Iraq. The moves comes ahead of an OPEC meeting on Thursday; oil reserves and production […]

Kurdistan Imports 400 Generators from Iran

AKnews reports that 400 electrical generators have been imported from Iran. Salam Arab, the director of the customs department at Haji Omaran (pictured) , told AKnews that since the beginning of 2010 some 400 full-size electricity generators have been imported into the Region. He added most electronic equipments are imported from Iran, not Turkey, because […]

Tehran to Hold Conference on Iraqi Reconstruction

Tehran announced that it will host the second 2010 International Iraq Reconstruction Conference on October 30-31. Secretary General of the conference, Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi, said that 700 traders, directors, industrialists and officials from Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq will get together in the meeting to consider issues regarding regional free trade. He said the conference is […]

$443m Imports to Iraq from Iran’s Kermanshah

In the Iranian first half-year (starting March 21) $443 million [530 billion Iraqi dinars] worth of goods were exported to Iraq through border crossings in Iran’s Kermanshah Province. ISNA news agency cited a report by Kermanshah Customs Administration stating that the exported items included cement, fish, dairy products, vegetables, fruit, and confectionary and aluminum retainers. […]

Kurdistan’s Fuel Allocation Cut – Why?

Reuters reports on Sunday that the cut in Baghdad’s allocation of fuel to Iraqi Kurdistan is related to the admission last month that the region is has been exporting petroleum products through Iran. We reported at the weekend that the cut was in response to the new gas agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) […]

New Air Service Between Basra and Mash’had

Iraqi Airways is planning to initiate its new service between Basra and Mash’had [Mashhad] in eastern Iran, according to a Transportation Ministry statement on Tuesday, quoted by Aswat al Iraq. “The Transport Minister, Amer Abdul-Jabbar, has instructed Iraqi Airways to initiate a route between southern Iraq’s Basra and Iran’s Mash’had from September 9, 2010, with […]