Neutrality not acceptable in Iran-US tension: Iraqi ex-PM

Tehran, May 26, IRNA – Neutrality is no longer acceptable in the tension between Iran and the United States, said former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki.

Al-Maliki said that the Iranian officials are saying they don't want any conflict, everyone should resist to the tensions because neutrality is no longer accepted, said al-Maliki in a meeting with Speaker of the Council of Representatives Mohamed al-Halbousi on Saturday, according to al-Youm Arabic news of Russia Today.

He said that the US administration has to come to terms with Iran on areas of dispute, adding that any parties, officials, and religious and political figures of Iraq have said that neutrality in any kind of tension between Iran and the United States is unacceptable.

The region is facing big challenges and it is necessary to drive bullying out of it to be able to calm things down, he said.

The two sides discussed the challenges of the region with regards to the crisis between Iran and the United States.

He hoped that diplomatic efforts  of Baghdad will result in an end to the tension between Tehran and Washington.


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