Iran News Round Up

The Iran News Round Up ran from February 2009-September 2018. Visit the Iran File for the latest analysis.


A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by the AEI Critical Threats Project's Iran research team. To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online. 

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  • National Security Parliamentary Committee Chairman MP Mohammad Reza Mohseni Sani rejected US cooperation with Iran against the Islamic State (IS) in an interview with YJC:
    •  “Iran will never be aligned with America regarding these matters, because the Americans certainly support the terrorists. America and Saudi Arabia established Al Qaeda, Taliban, and ISIS.”
    • “Iran stands with the Iraqi nation. It will not enter in military dimensions. We will provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people.”




  • Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Affairs Director Abdollah Akrei gave an exclusive interview to IRGC-affiliate Fars News Agency in Iraq, and denied that the Kurdistan Regional Government has sold oil to Israel and emphasized relations with Shi’as:            
    •  “We have 600 kilometers of mutual borders with Iran. We have made all of our efforts so the smallest problem does not emerge in this region.”
    •  “If you ask any Kurd if he supports the establishment of an independent country, he will give a positive answer. We do not have a problem with a federal government and were satisfied until this crisis happened.”
    •  “We have given hundreds of thousands of martyrs in our struggle. The beginning of the revolution was from Erbil which we pursued with Shia’s. We are allies with Shi’as, and there are no differences between Shi’as and Kurds.”


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