Tag Archives | Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran’s new challenge: The Islamic State in Persia?

By Ali Hashem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. When Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced on June 29, 2014, his self-styled caliphate, its borders were only about 20 miles from those of Iran. IS-controlled territory extended to the Iraqi border […]

Iran’s Pipeline Politics reaches Iraqi Kurdistan

By Bijan Khajehpour, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. For the past two decades, energy interconnectivity has been one of the pillars of Iran’s regional relations. From the early days of the so-called oil swap deals between Iran and Central Asia in the […]

KRG, Iran make Progress on Oil Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have reportedly agreed the technical details of a plan to build a pipeline that could transfer as much as 250,000 bpd of Kurdish oil to Iran. Taha Zangana (pictured), the KRG’s deputy minister of natural resources, told Al Jazeera: “We [the KRG and Iran] have an […]

Iran cuts Electricity to Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iran has cut electricity to the Penjwen district east of Sulaimani, as well as to neighboring villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, since Monday. According to a report from eKurd, the supply was cut off after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to repay loans of $27 million to Iran. Iran has provided the Penjwen […]

Iran “Drying Out the Iraqi Kurdistan Region”

By John Lee. The head of Iraq‘s Parliamentary Committee for Municipality and Tourism has said that there is a grave threat to water resources in parts of Iraqi Kurdistan due to an Iranian policy that will dry up the Region’s water resources originating in Iran. After visiting the Sirwan River in Halabjah province, Omer Haji […]

Iraqi Kurdistan to Export Oil through Iran

BasNews reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to build pipelines transporting oil and gas to and from Iran. Abdullah Akrayi, the Head of the KRG’s Department of Relations with Iran, told BasNews that Erbil has resumed discussions with Tehran to establish two pipelines importing gas from Iran and sending KRG oil to […]