Iran congratulates Iraq on forming new government

Iran has congratulated the Iraqi nation on the completion of the country’s political process and the formation of a new government.

On Monday, the Iraqi parliament approved the new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, with the majority of the lawmakers backing the prime minister’s programs and the cabinet line-up.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday that the Islamic Republic supports the Iraqi parliament’s decision, which was based on the Iraqi constitution.

He further reiterated Iran’s backing for the Iraqi government under the premiership of Abadi.

Emphasizing the need to respect Iraq’s independence, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity, the Iranian official called on the regional countries to help Iraq uproot terrorism.

The Iraqi nation as well as the country’s political and religious leaders proved that they will not allow the enemies of the region as well as Takfiri and Ba’athist terrorists to endanger regional security, he added.

Iraq has faced brutal violence by the ISIL terrorists across the northern and western regions since early June. The crisis has deteriorated in recent weeks, as the militants have taken over new towns in the north, forcing members of minorities out of their homes.

The ISIL terrorists have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, during their advances in Iraq.

They have been committing heinous crimes in the areas they have taken, including the mass execution of civilians as well as Iraqi army troops and officers.

By Press TV


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