20 April 2021
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MasrourSaturday 17 April 2021

Masrour Barzani welcomes western countries&apos' condemnation of Erbil attack

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani welcomed, on Friday, the joint statement issued by five global capitals condemning the recent attacks on Erbil.

SuspectedSaturday 17 April 2021

Suspected ISIS militants blow up oil well in Kirkuk

Suspected ISIS gunmen on Saturday detonated explosive devices at an oil well in Kirkuk province in northern Iraq, according to a local police officer.

Iran, Russia foreign minister meet in TehranTuesday 13 April 2021

Iran, Russia foreign minister meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday conferred with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Tehran on issues of mutual interests.

Tehran welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctionsTuesday 6 April 2021

Tehran welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctions

Iranian government on Tuesday, April 6, welcomed "promising" recent comments by US officials explicitly suggesting that the United States lift sanctions in order to return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Tehran welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctionsTuesday 6 April 2021

Tehran welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctions

Iranian government on Tuesday, April 6, welcomed "promising" recent comments by US officials explicitly suggesting that the United States lift sanctions in order to return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran extends travel restrictions at border crossing with Kurdistan RegionTuesday 6 April 2021

Iran extends travel restrictions at border crossing with Kurdistan Region

Head of the relations office at Bashmakh international border crossing Esmail Ali said on Monday, April 5, that Iranian officials have decided to extend the closure of the border for tourists until April 20 in an effort to prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants.

China calls for removal of sanctions against IranFriday 2 April 2021

China calls for removal of sanctions against Iran

China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called on Friday, April 2, for removal of US sanctions against Iran, saying that lifting sanctions is necessary for returning of the US to the JCPOA.

FM says Iran, US meeting is unnecessaryFriday 2 April 2021

FM says Iran, US meeting is unnecessary

There would be no Iran-US meeting on the issue of reviving the JCPOA, as it is unnecessary, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a Twitter message on Friday.

Peshmerga injured in a bomb blast in ErbilMonday 19 April 2021

Peshmerga injured in a bomb blast in Erbil

A Peshmerga soldier was injured in a bomb explosion in Erbil in Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Sunday, according to a security officer.

Nechirvan Barzani says Syrian Kurdish question should be resolved through dialogueMonday 19 April 2021

Nechirvan Barzani says Syrian Kurdish question should be resolved through dialogue

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday, April 18, that Kurdish issues in Syria must be resolved through dialogue, rather than military means.

Masrour Barzani welcomes western countries&apos' condemnation of Erbil attackSaturday 17 April 2021

Masrour Barzani welcomes western countries&apos' condemnation of Erbil attack

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani welcomed, on Friday, the joint statement issued by five global capitals condemning the recent attacks on Erbil.

Suspected ISIS militants blow up oil well in KirkukSaturday 17 April 2021

Suspected ISIS militants blow up oil well in Kirkuk

Suspected ISIS gunmen on Saturday detonated explosive devices at an oil well in Kirkuk province in northern Iraq, according to a local police officer.

France, Germany, Italy, UK and US denounce rocket attack in Kurdistan RegionSaturday 17 April 2021

France, Germany, Italy, UK and US denounce rocket attack in Kurdistan Region

The Spokespersons of the Foreign Ministries of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the April 14 rocket attack in the Kurdistan Region.

PMF uses disputed areas to attack Kurdistan Region: Peshmerga officialSaturday 17 April 2021

PMF uses disputed areas to attack Kurdistan Region: Peshmerga official

The use of cover names by militias under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) helps them to obscure their involvement in attacks on the Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Minister of Peshmerga Affairs Sarbast Lazgin said on Friday, April 16.

Italian PM says he won't correct his ‘dictator’ comment for ErdoganSaturday 17 April 2021

Italian PM says he won't correct his ‘dictator’ comment for Erdogan

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi said he would not correct anything regarding his recent comments on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, when urged to do so by former Italian ambassador to Ankara Luigi Mattiolo, BBC Turkish reported, citing Italian sources.

Erdogan slams Italian PM for calling him a dictatorThursday 15 April 2021

Erdogan slams Italian PM for calling him a dictator

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, April 14, slammed Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi for calling him a "dictator", saying it was vulgar.

West turning up the pressure on Erdogan / Angelos StangosTuesday 13 April 2021

West turning up the pressure on Erdogan / Angelos Stangos

All the activity on the international front that we observed last Tuesday obviously concerns us since it included the Greek prime minister’s official visit to Libya. We also had Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s almost simultaneous visit to the same country and a trip to Ankara by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, not to mention the US State Department’s announcement of targeted sanctions against Turkey’s state military procurements agency and four of its top officials. In the meantime, we also witnessed a significant spike in tension on the Donbass front between Ukraine, Russia and the United States.

Erdogan has lost Turkey Kurds forever: Economist TimesTuesday 13 April 2021

Erdogan has lost Turkey Kurds forever: Economist Times

The Economist Times wrote in an article that Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have lost Turkish Kurdish voters forever, and with the dissolution of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), the Kurdish vote will go to the opposition parties.

Canada cancels licenses for arms exports to TurkeyTuesday 13 April 2021

Canada cancels licenses for arms exports to Turkey

Canada has cancelled arms export licenses for Turkey's high-tech drone systems after finding "credible evidence" that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa's permission and used in fighting in Nagorno-Karaba.

Greece slams Turkey over PKK terror claimsMonday 12 April 2021

Greece slams Turkey over PKK terror claims

Greece slammed Turkey for accusing it of harbouring terrorists ahead of a planned visit this week by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Ankara.

US is serious about mediating between Syrian Kurds: KDP.S officialSaturday 17 April 2021

US is serious about mediating between Syrian Kurds: KDP.S official

A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP.S) stated that the United States wants the Syrian Kurdish parties to reach an agreement with each other in order to secure their interests, so the Kurds need to use this opportunity to advance their strategy in Syria.

Pressure on Syrian Kurds would increase if US withdraws forces: communityThursday 15 April 2021

Pressure on Syrian Kurds would increase if US withdraws forces: community

The US intelligence community has warned that pressure on the Syrian Kurds will increase if US forces withdraw from areas controlled by the Syrian Kurds.

Iraqi Kurds thwart terrorism plot on ErbilTuesday 13 April 2021

Iraqi Kurds thwart terrorism plot on Erbil

Kurdistan Regional Government PM Masrour Barzani says months-long operation foiled an ISIS terrorist plot, originating in Al Hol internment camp in neighboring Syria, to attack the city of Erbil.

ENKS has no will of its own, representative tells KurdpressSaturday 10 April 2021

ENKS has no will of its own, representative tells Kurdpress

A representative of the Democratic Syrian Assembly in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region stated the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has no will at its own and the Kurdish-Kurdish talks have been stalled.

Syrian Kurds agree to increase oil supplies to Damascus in exchange for reopening of crossingsFriday 9 April 2021

Syrian Kurds agree to increase oil supplies to Damascus in exchange for reopening of crossings

The Syrian government reopened crossings between its areas of control and those of Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria after forcing the latter to provide it with 200 tankers of oil per week.

US delegation meeting with Syrian Kurdish movements was positive: officialTuesday 6 April 2021

US delegation meeting with Syrian Kurdish movements was positive: official

A member of the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) legal office stated that the recent visit of a US official to Syria Kurdistan and meeting with some Kurdish movements in the Kurdish administration was positive and General Mazlum Kobani's remarks about Roj Peshmerga were very positive.