News On Iran & Its NeighboursIraqTalabani delays trip to Iran

Talabani delays trip to Iran

-

Gulf News: President Jalal Talabani said on Friday he has postponed a scheduled trip to Iran until Baghdad’s airport is reopened. Gulfnews.com, Nov. 25 – Baghdad: President Jalal Talabani said on Friday he has postponed a scheduled trip to Iran until Baghdad’s airport is reopened.

He had been due to leave for Tehran on Saturday to meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to discuss the situation in Iraq.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the country’s top officials, Talabani said he would fly as soon as the airport opens. The government closed the airport until further notice on Thursday night after several explosions killed and wounded hundreds of people in Baghdad’s eastern neighbourhood of Sadr City.

The bombings set off tit-for-tat Shiite reprisals in Baghdad with militiamen targeting Sunni mosques in which security sources said many were feared killed.

President Bashar Assad of Syria was supposed to join Talabani and their Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this weekend but reports from Tehran said Syria appears to be staying away from the summit.

“The Tehran visit is still on but the airport is closed. As soon as the airport opens we will leave to Tehran,” Talabani said.

“The airport will be closed tomorrow but if it opens after tomorrow we will go,” the president said.

Latest news

Iran, the Resurrection of the Concept of ‘Revolution’

These days, Iran’s political and social environment has witnessed massive storms, which have changed the meaning of all concepts....

Iran Regime’s Response to Protests Censorship and Violence

The Iranian regime’s leadership has reacted to the ongoing wave of protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, the...

Iran’s New Generation Seeks Nothing but Regime Change

In a silly and desperate statement, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claimed that nothing special is going...

Iran’s Youths Broke the Spell of Fear

One of the main characteristics of the recent protests in Iran is the courage and fearlessness of the people,...

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

Must read

Iraqi cleric accuses Iran of spying on Shiite leader

Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jan. 27 – An independent Shiite...

Iran says will not halt oil exports

Reuters: Iran will not cut its oil exports in...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you