Jan 20, 2016, 5:53 PM
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President: Iran proved developing countries can defend their rights

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Iraqi counterpart Foud Masoun said that Iranian nation's success in defending its indisputable rights and eventual implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) revealed that developing countries can defend their rights against big powers through talks.

Appreciating Masoum's congratulation on official implementation of JCPOA, Rouhani noted that settlement of nuclear issue helped deescalate tensions which could adversely affect the region.

'With the implementation of JCPOA and removal of sanctions, we can now promote economic and commercial cooperation with neighboring and friendly states, especially Iraq,' he said.

Rouhani felicitated victory of the Iraqi army and public forces over the terrorist group of Daesh in Al-Ramadi and Al-Anbar, hoping that the Iraqi nation and government would be able to drive the terrorists out of their country.

'It is not acceptable for us to see a country or power interfere in Iraq's internal affairs or occupy some part of the brotherly and friendly state,' he said.

Underlining that the Iranian and Iraqi nations and governments will remain alongside each other, Rouhani also said that maintaining Iraq's national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity is significant for Iran.

'We consider Iraq's security and stability as our own,' he said.

During the telephone conversation, Masoum congratulated official implementation of JCPOA, hoping that Iran's movement towards a brighter future will gain momentum under the current situation.

Hailing Iran's strong and principled stance regarding bilateral and regional developments, the Iraqi president also said that undoubtedly, nuclear deal will further contribute to regional peace and stability.