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Iran Begins Exporting Natural Gas to Iraq

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia announced that the Islamic Republic has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq. The exports of natural gas to the Arab country began on Wednesday night, the Iranian deputy oil minister said. Zamaninia also said the exports started with 7 million cubic meters (mcm) of […]

Iran Proposes Visa-Free Regime with Iraq, Trade in Own Currencies

Iran’s first vice-president put forward a proposal to lift visa requirements for the Iranian and Iraqi travelers, and also called for trade exchanges between the two countries using their own currencies, namely rial and dinar. Addressing a meeting of high-ranking delegations from Iran and Iraq, attended by the visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and […]

As Extremists Lose Power in Iraq, Militias Loyal to Iran Gain it

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iraqi government’s next big problem is coming into view: The group of powerful Shiite Muslim militias loyal to Iran seem to want to keep the country enmeshed in regional […]

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Iran Opens Airspace to Qatari Flights

An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that Qatari airlines, including […]

Iran, US set for proxy clash on Syrian-Iraqi Border

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  As the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) continue their operations in the western areas of Mosul, some PMU factions reached the Syrian border May 29 and were met by Syrian […]

Iranian Envoy, Iraqi Minister Discuss Cultural Ties

Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi and the Iraqi Minister of Culture Faryad Rawanduzi held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost relations between the two neighbors in culture and tourism. In the meeting held in Baghdad on Tuesday, the Iraqi minister hailed the relationship between Tehran and Baghdad as deep-rooted and […]

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US tries to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  US mulls how best to Control pro-Iran Factions in Mideast As the administration of US President Donald Trump looks ahead to a post-Islamic State (IS) status in the […]

Can US-Sunni Alliance lure Baghdad away from Tehran?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  There are strong indications that Gulf states want to keep Iraq away from Iran’s influence by including Iraq under the banner of a US-backed Sunni Arab alliance. The […]

Iran Building 2 Sports Arenas in Iraq

During a visit to Iraq, an Iranian deputy minister was updated on the latest status of two sports arenas that Iranian companies are constructing in Baghdad. Mojtaba Khosrotaj, Iran’s deputy minister of industry and head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (PMOI), held a meeting with Iraq’s minister of youth and sports and with […]

Iran Bans Scrap Metal Imports from Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly banned the import of scrap metal from Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a report from Platts, the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) requested the ban due to fears that consignments could be contaminated with radioactive material or chemicals, and that they may contain unexploded munitions. It adds that […]