Massoud Barzani


  • Zarif to Trump: It is the U.S. that ‘doesn’t know what to think’ 2019-05-31 19:20

    Zarif congratulates Barzani as KRG president

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

  • Zarif, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani 2019-01-15 20:15

    Tehran, Erbil stress friendly bonds

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday made a tour of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq to review and reiterate close ties between the Islamic Republic and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

  • Kurds’ defeat in Kirkuk foiled Barzani’s plot: top advisor 2017-10-17 08:41

    Kurds’ defeat in Kirkuk foiled Barzani’s plot: top advisor

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to the Supreme Leader, said on Monday that the Kurdish forces’ defeat in Kirkuk foiled a dangerous plot hatched by Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani against the region.

  • zarif 2017-10-02 19:58

    Zarif: It is ‘essential’ Iraqi Kurdistan negotiate with central govt.

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that it is “essential” for the Kurdistan region to enter dialogue with the central government in Baghdad.

  • Erbil airport 2017-09-24 17:01

    Iran closes airspace to Iraqi Kurdistan region

    TEHRAN - Keyvan Khosravi, the spokesman of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, announced on Sunday that Iran has closed its airspace to the Iraqi Kurdistan region upon a request by the Iraqi government.

  • shamkhani 2017-09-17 18:53

    Iran says only recognizes ‘united Iraq’

    TEHRAN - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Sunday insisted on Tehran’s long-held position on the territorial integrity of Iraq, saying Tehran only recognizes an “integrated” and “federal” Iraq.

  • shamkhani 2017-09-14 02:19

    Independence referendum will worsen division among Kurds: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday that independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan will worsen division among the Kurdish groups.

  • Barzani 2017-09-10 09:12

    Barzani calls for Iran’s help to settle Baghdad-Erbil differences

    TEHRAN - President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani said on Saturday that Iran can help bridge differences between Baghdad and Erbil.

  • Iraq 2017-08-24 13:59

    by Amberin Zaman

    Turkey fumes as Sinjar Yazidis declare 'democratic autonomy'

    As Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, continues to resist mounting international calls to scrap a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September, a rival Kurdish faction has added its voice, declaring what it calls “democratic autonomy” in the predominantly Yazidi region of Sinjar.

  • Masoud Barzani 2017-08-21 10:41

    Barzani: Referendum should not concern neighbors

    TEHRAN – The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) has said a prospective referendum for independence should not concern Iran or Turkey.

  • qassemi 2017-08-15 21:13

    Iran welcomes Baghdad-Erbil talks

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed talks between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurdistan as a push for independence referendum in the Kurdistan region has caused concerns in Iraq and neighboring countries.

  • iraq 2017-07-17 19:40

    By Negar Asadi

    Iraqi diplomat says Kurdistan independence bid is ‘illegal’

    TEHRAN - Rageh Saber Abbood Al-Musawi, the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran, has said a plan by the autonomous Kurdistan region to hold a referendum to secede from Iraq is “illegal”.

  • Barzani 2017-06-23 20:08

    Iraq's Kurds brush aside warnings on independence plebiscite  

    TEHRAN – The Kurdistan Regional Government reiterated its pledge to stage a planned referendum in September, warning that any effort to thwart it would result in “catastrophe” and “bloody war.”