Tehran, Moscow have common stance about Iraqi developments: deputy FM

Moscow, July 1, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday that Iran and Russia have common stance vis-à-vis the issue of Iraq as well as the need to fight terrorists in the country.

He made the remarks in a news conference in Moscow.

He cited to his negotiations with Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov and said that they held constructive negotiations about the Iraqi and Syrian developments.

He said that the Middle East is experiencing sensitive days.

"We believe that Tehran-Moscow common policy to support Syria proved efficient and the policy blocked US' unilateral measures against Damascus.

Amir-Abdollahian further noted that fighting terrorism is taking place in Syria simultaneously with development of its political structure.

"Tehran and Moscow will continue with backing the Syrian nation and government as well as the opposition which hold the belief in diplomatic solution to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria," he said.

As to the Iraqi developments, he further said that whatever is happening in Iran is the outcome of foreign interference and the US' plans.

The official further noted that the Daesh terror operations in Iraq are psychological warfare to stir up horror by the summary execution of the youth and the cold-blood crimes against humanity, but, the timely action of the Iraqi government and religious decree by Ayatollah Sistani changed the situation.

"Tehran and Moscow have common stance regarding regional issues and will strongly support Iraq," he said.

Remnants of the former regime and Takfiri groups will not be allowed to put regional security at risk, he said warning the governments seeking to make instrumental use of the terrorists.

He criticized the US for the support to the terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Amir-Abdollahian said that the US Administration should change its behavior or else it has to wait for negative consequences of its wrong measures in the field of security.

If developments in Iraq are managed well, it will affect regional security, he said.

If a country is made insecure, one cannot expect the other regional states remain secure, he said.

Iran has no plans to send troops to Iraq, he said, noting that of course, Iran has offered consultations to the Iraqi government to thwart the menace of terrorism.