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Border Crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan Reopen

Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department said. Shahriar Heidari said that according to the interior minister, the Parviz Khan border crossing in the western province of Kermanshah and the […]

Restrictions on Border with Iraqi Kurdistan to Be Removed

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Monday that the country’s border with Iraqi Kurdistan region will reopen in coming days. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a local ceremony, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri pointed to the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani’s attempts in the Iraqi Kurdistan […]

Iran Struggles to address Smuggling in Kurdish Areas

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian authorities are struggling to address smuggling in border areas, and particularly the Kurdish region, where local economies are in tatters after decades of government neglect and discriminatory policies. Thousands of Kurds carry illegal goods […]

Trade Increases after Automation of Iraq Border Crossings

By John Lee. Cross-border trade between Iraq and Iran has increased 20 percent in the first three months of this year after authorities installed automatic electronic system in the main border stations in January. The manager of the Kurdistan Region Customs Service told Rudaw: “The automation process has had an immediate and relatively large impact […]

Pakistan building Security Gate at Iran Border

The Economic Times has reported that Pakistan is building a security gate at the Taftan border crossing with Iran. Officials said the move was to prevent illegal trade, but the report notes that the decision was taken to increase security after the recent killing a Taliban chief who had reportedly entered Balochistan from Iran and […]

Iran’s Police Flying Aerial Vehicles for Border Control

An Iranian police commander said different types of aerial vehicles have been employed to fly over the country’s borders to ensure maximum security. Speaking to Tasnim on Wednesday, Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Air Force General Mohammad Vali Beiranvand said the border police employs gyroplanes and drones to monitor and control the borders, particularly in […]

Iran to up Oil Output at Joint Iraq Fields

By John Lee. Iran’s Minister for Petroleum, Bijan Nadar Zangeneh (pictured), has revealed plans to increase production at the country’s western joint fields with Iraq by 200,000 bpd. The increase will happen over the next eight months and “surge to 700,000 bpd in the years to come”, according to a report from PressTV. Iran has […]

Iran-Iraq Joint Summit on Border Patrols

By John Lee. According to a report from Mehr News Agency, the fifth joint summit on border patrolling of Iran’s west provinces and Iraqi border cities has begun in Mehran, Iran, with the presence of the Commander of the Iranian Border Guard Units General, Ghasem Rezaei [Qasem Rezaee] (pictured). The summit will review the security […]

Kuwait, Iran in Dispute over Gas Field

By John Lee. Kuwait has reportedly summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires to protest against a bid by Iran to develop a disputed offshore gas field. According to TradeArabia, the field, known in Iran as the ‘Ashar’ field, and as the ‘Durra’ field by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, is the subject of negotiations between the three […]