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Iran’s Iraq Policy “Unlikely to Change” under Raisi

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran’s Iraq policy unlikely to change under Raisi Despite his hardline credentials, Iran’s foreign policy is likely to remain unified under the new president, Ebrahim Raisi. Click here to read the… Read More

Iran, Iraq Agreement on Customs, Joint Investment

Ministerial delegations from Iran and Iraq agreed on plans to promote cooperation on customs affairs, pave the way for joint investment, and expand the capacity for transportation between the two neighboring countries. After two rounds of meetings on Saturday, delegations led by Iranian Economy Minister Farhad Dejpasand and Iraq’s Finance Minister Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi reached… Read More

Iraq is Iran’s 2nd Biggest Non-Oil Export Destination

By John Lee. Iraq was reported to be Iran’s second biggest non-oil export destination for the period from 21st March to 21st May. Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, is quoted as saying that Iran exported $2 billion worth of non-oil exports to China over that time, and $953… Read More

What Arab Gulf countries can learn from Iran’s approach to Iraq

By Nussaibah Younis, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The gulf between them: What Arab Gulf countries can learn from Iran’s approach to Iraq The Gulf Arab states are leagues behind Iran in… Read More

Video: Activist’s Killing triggers Protests in Karbala

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in the Iraqi city of Karbala are demanding answers after an anti-government activist was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing. Ehab al-Wazni was killed close to his home by gunmen in… Read More

Can Iraq play the role of a Bridge in the Gulf?

By Katherine Harvey and Bruce Riedel, for The Brookings Institution. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf? There has been a gradual thaw in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iraq since… Read More

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Basra-Shalamcheh Rail Link

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the construction of the new railway between Basra and Shalamcheh [Shalamijah, Shalamjah], on the Iranian border. The line forms the Iraqi leg of the rail link between Basra and the Iranian city of Khoramshahr. According to previous information from the Iranian Tasnim news agency, the $150-million project… Read More

Kataib Hezbollah “controls access points to key Iraqi Border City”

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kataib Hezbollah controls access points to key Iraqi border city Iran-linked armed groups have over the past year tightened and consolidated their grip on a key border area between… Read More

Chinese Company to Develop Iraq’s Mansuriyah Gas Field

By John Lee. The Chinese company Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) has won a contract to develop the Mansuriyah gas field in Diyala. The field, near the Iranian border, is expected to produce 300 million standard cubic feet (Mmscf) per day of gas, which will be used for electricity generation. In 2010, an agreement… Read More

Water could be next major Conflict between Iran and Iraq

By Banafsheh Keynoush, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water scarcity could lead to the next major conflict between Iran and Iraq Iran and Iraq are frequently at odds over water issues. Iraq depends on the… Read More