Iran’s coverage: Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

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Iran, Iraq sign MoU on defense coop.

A memorandum of understanding on defense-military cooperation has been signed between Iran and Iraq on Sunday in Tehran.

 

House and Senate reach deal on sanctions for Russia, Iran and North Korea

Congress will consider imposing new sanctions on Russia and Iran as well as North Korea, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to changes that will allow the legislation to move ahead. The bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers’ consent.

Shamkhani: Partitioning trends to escalate instability in Iraq

Iran’s SNSC head Shamkhani said Sun. that partitioning trends can inflame enemies’ greed and escalate insecurity and instability in the future of Iraq.

Iran’s parliament forms committee to review gas deal with France’s Total: MP

The spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s Energy Commission announced on Saturday that a special committee headed by Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has been formed to review a controversial $5 billion gas deal recently signed with France’s energy giant Total.

 

Iraqi FM appreciates Iran fundamental role in war against Daesh

Iraqi foreign minister appreciated Iran for playing a key role in war against the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS).

 

Iran raps Israel for ‘vicious crackdown’ on Palestinians

Iran has strongly condemned Israeli regime’s continued acts of aggression and brutal crackdown on Palestinians, calling on independent nations across the world to voice solidarity with the oppressed people.

 

Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian citizens in US

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is saying Tehran has demanded the United States release detained Iranian citizens.

 

Iran may reconsider decision to send pilgrims to Hajj

Iran says it may reconsider its earlier decision to send Iranian pilgrims to this year’s Hajj as Riyadh has not yet issued visas for the Iranian diplomats supposed to leave for Saudi Arabia before the annual rituals begin.

 

Iraq President invited to attend Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Iraqi President Fuad Masum have discussed the latest regional developments and bilateral relations in a Sunday meeting in Baghdad.

 

Iran, Iraq holding 2nd session of joint political committee

The second session of the joint political committee between Iran and Iraq started work here on Sunday.