Iran exported more than 93,000 tons of agricultural products worth over $43 million, to neighboring Iraq via Mehran border crossing during March 20-December 20, 2020, said a provincial official of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
The case of assassination of top Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and his companions in Baghdad is only within the competence of tribunals in Iran and Iraq, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian stressed the need to support Iranian and Iraqi private sectors and remove the obstacles to investment in order to achieve the goal of annual trade exchange of $20 billion between the two neighbors.
American soldiers stationed at the Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq have recalled the misery they went through when the base was targeted with a barrage of missiles by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) early last year in retaliation for the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani.
An Iraqi politician appreciated the role played by top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, saying only Iran supported the Iraqi nation in its difficult times.
Washington imposed sanctions on a former Iraqi national security adviser and chairman of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) – better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, as the US ramps up its measures against the popular anti-terror forces.
Iraq’s judiciary said an arrest warrant was issued on Thursday for outgoing US President Donald Trump connected with the assassination of Lt Gen Qassem Soleimani and the deputy head of Iraqi PMU last year in a US drone attack.
A major Iranian businessman said Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was key to growing trade relations between Iran and Iraq, saying if it was not for the strategic thinking of the assassinated general, the two neighboring countries would have never been able to expand economic ties to the current level.