Iran and Iraq

Had U.S. forces warning before Iranian missile strikes?

U.S. forces at Iraqi bases most likely had some warning before missiles launched by Iran struck this morning, thanks to a facility devoted to detecting and providing alerts about launches anywhere in the world, according to public documents and a …

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Protesters set fire to Iranian consulate in Iraq

Anti-government protesters have set fire to the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Najaf for the second time in less than a week, according to police sources. At least 33 people were wounded when police fired live ammunition to repel them …

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Iraq opens border with Iran, media reports

The Iraqi border crossing department has fully restored the southern Shalamche passage on the border with Iran, which had been closed earlier due to protests, the Akhbar al-Iraq information portal reports. On November 16, Baghdad closed …

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Iraq protesters attack Iran consulate - media

Four protesters were shot dead this morning outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's Karbala. Iraq’s official human rights watchdog confirmed the deaths. The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said three people were …

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Iran says ‘carefully monitoring’ Iraq protests

Iran said Sunday that it is “closely monitoring” developments in neighboring Iraq amid mass protests that have killed scores in the country, Middle East Monitor reported citing Anadolu Agency. “Iran is carefully …

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Iran offers temporary visa wavier to Iraqi nationals

Iran's embassy in Baghdad announced that the Iranian government has decided to offer temporary waiver visa fees for Iraqi national for a two month period. "The Iraqi nationals can travel to Iran without requiring a visa …

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Khamenei: Iran and Iraq connected through faith

An enemy plot seeking to sow discord between Tehran and Baghdad will fail, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said. "Iran and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied …

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Iran, Iraq pillars of regional security: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran and Iraq are the pillars of the security of the region, adding that without these two important countries the region would not be secure, Mehr news agency …

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Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq seeks strong ties with Iran

Baghdad seeks to strengthen relations with Tehran, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said at the meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According to Abdul-Mahdi, Iraq's …

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