Oct 21, 2021, 10:35 PM
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Velayati terms Iran-Iraq relations unique, deep rooted

Tehran, IRNA – Ali Akbar Velayati, a top foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that Tehran-Baghdad relations are unique and profound, and the Islamic Republic of Iran will always stand with the Iraqi government and people.

In a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Velayati called Iraq a friend and brother country, adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran will always stand with the Iraqi government and people.

He added that Iran and Iraq have deep and historical relations with each other and the Arbaeen ritual is an example of this historical cooperation and interactions.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to provide assistance and cooperation to the Iraqi government and people, and fortunately, positive measures have been taken in the academic field that will continue strongly, he noted.

Velayati pointed to the recent elections in Iraq and said that the elections in Iraq represent the deep intellectual growth and rich culture of the Iraqi people, and the result will be able to pave the path of the country's growth and development more than ever before.

Adel Abdul Mahdi, for his part, expressed his satisfaction with the meeting and stressed that the cooperation will be further expanded in all areas.

He outlined the political situation and the electoral process in Iraq, adding that there are difficulties, but with the strength and will of the Iraqi people, they will overcome the problems. 

Stressing that US power in the region is decreasing day by day, the former Prime Minister said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is getting stronger day by day, and the US and western countries are weaker than before, and the US should withdraw from Iraq, and that is the demand of the entire Iraqi nation. 

Referring to the Arbaeen ritual, he called it a sign of solidarity and unity between the two nations of Iraq and Iran.

He thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for its cooperation and stressed that no power in the world can affect Iran-Iraq relations, and this brotherhood relationship will continue.

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