Ali Akbar Velayati, the top advisor to Iran’s Leader, expressed hope that under the leadership of the new Iraqi government, politicians in the neighboring Arab country will be able to take great steps in resolving the country’s problems.
Iraq’s top cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Sunday threw his support behind the prime minister’s announcement that parliamentary elections will be held ahead of schedule next year, saying the timing should not serve the interests of political groups.
The Iranian government picked up a new contractor for construction of a key railroad extension into Iraqi territory, with sources saying that the bidder would provide full finances worth 100 million euros for the project.
Iran’s exports to Iraq are increasing compared to initial months of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East beginning late February said a senior Iranian businessman in charge of coordinating Iran-Iraq trade ties.
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi voiced Iran’s readiness to help Iraq reconstruct its historical and ancient sites and further boost bilateral cultural cooperation in different fields between the two neighboring states.
Shalamcheh international border crossing, southwestern Iran, which was closed on Eid al-Adha (July 31), was reopened on Sunday, said the deputy head of Arvand Free Zone Organization for investment affairs.