Jul 24, 2014, 8:23 PM
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Election of new Iraqi president a positive step: Afkham

Tehran, July 24, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Thursday that the election of new Iraqi president was a positive step in the framework of the country's political trend.

Afkham's remarks comes hours after Iraqi lawmakers elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's new president to succeed Jalal Talabani.

She expressed hope that this political move will be completed within the agreed timetable in the light of Iraq's national unity and territorial integrity.

Meanwhile, the foreign ministry spokeswoman renewed Tehran's support for Iraq's fight against terrorism.