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IRGC Eyes Naval Cooperation with Iraq

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has voiced his readiness for military cooperation with Iraq in the naval industries. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran, Iraqi Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ahmed Jassim al-Ma’arij and Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri discussed the regional developments and ways for… Read More

Iran, Iraq may Cooperate on Military Helicopters

Commanders Discuss Iran-Iraq Interaction in Helicopter Industry Ranking army generals from Iran and Iraq weighed plans to promote cooperation between the two neighbors in the field of military helicopters. Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division General Yousef Qorbani and his Iraqi counterpart General Samir Zaki Hussein met in Tehran on Sunday. The… Read More

Iran “to Sign Military Cooperation Deal with Iraq”

Iran to Sign Military Cooperation Deal with Iraq: Top General Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri (pictured) unveiled plans for signing an agreement with Iraq on military and defense cooperation. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Iraq’s defense minister in Tehran on Sunday, Major General Baqeri said… Read More

Mansuriya Gas Contract “Cancelled”; Russia “Extremely Interested”

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly cancelled a contract to develop its Mansuriya gas field near the Iranian border. Iraq Business News understands that, under a deal agreed in 2010, the field was being developed by Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) (37.5%), Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (25%), Kuwait Energy (KEC) (22.5%), and Kogas (15%). According to Reuters,… Read More

The Future of Iran’s Proxies in Iraq

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Back into the Shadows? The Future of Kata’ib Hezbollah and Iran’s Other Proxies in Iraq Kata’ib Hezbollah was Iran’s most favored militant group in Iraq… Read More

Iran “Desperate to Maintain Iraqi Financial Lifeline”

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Significant challenges face Kadhimi’s economic reform project Iran’s central bank governor, Abdolnaser Hemmati (pictured), recently paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, three days after the United States slapped sanctions… Read More

US Sanctions Iranian Ambassador to Iraq

From US Dept of the Treasury: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi (pictured), a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC-QF. A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem… Read More

Iraq to Release Frozen Iranian Funds

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran has said his negotiations with Iraqi officials have yielded “positive” results, as the Arab country has given its approval to the release of Iran’s frozen assets for the purchase of basic commodities. In remarks on Monday, Abdolnasser Hemmati said he held a trilateral meeting with Governor of… Read More

Can Kadhimi curb the Influence of Iran-backed Militias?

By Hamdi Malik, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Kadhimi curb the influence of Iran-backed militias in Iraq? Notwithstanding Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s desire to bring all of Iraq’s armed groups under the authority of… Read More