News ID: 268930
Published: 0245 GMT May 11, 2020

Rouhani expresses unwavering support for new Iraqi government

Rouhani expresses unwavering support for new Iraqi government

President Hassan Rouhani on Monday gave assurances to Iraq’s new prime minister that Tehran will stand by the government in Baghdad.

“As always, Iran will fully support the Iraqi government for its success in favor of the Iraqi people,” Rouhani told Mustafa al-Kadhimi on the phone.

He said Iran attaches great importance to Iraq’s “independence, political stability, national sovereignty” and expressed hope that friendly relations between Tehran and Baghdad would develop and enhance even more. 

Rouhani also underlined the need to work toward the implementation of joint agreements.

The Iranian president also warned against plots hatched against Iraq.

“We should watch out for conspirators targeting Iraq’s interests,” Rouhani said.

Kadhimi hailed Iran as “a friend and brother,” saying Iraqis will never forget the Islamic Republics’ help in establishing security and stability in their country, in the fight against the Daesh terror group.

 In its Wednesday session, the Iraqi Parliament approved the government of Kadhimi, ending six months of political deadlock in the Arab country.

Addressing a parliamentary session on Wednesday, after lawmakers approved his government, Kadhimi said Iraq would never allow outsiders to use the country’s territory for any act of aggression against others.

He underlined the necessity of bringing all armed groups and militias under control of the prime minster as the commander in chief of the armed forces, and prevent Iraq from being a battleground between regional and international forces.

On April 9, Iraqi President Barham Saleh officially tasked Kadhimi with forming a government after the 53-year-old director of the country’s National Intelligence Service received the endorsement of the majority of the top political figures.

“I will work tirelessly to present Iraqis with a program and cabinet that will work to serve them, protect their rights and take Iraq towards a prosperous future,” Kadhimi wrote on his official Twitter page.

Press TV contributed to this story.






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