Iran supports Iraq solidarity, sovereignty: Senior MP

Tehran, Oct 11, IRNA – Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said Iran is committed to assisting Iraq, supports territorial sovereignty of its western neighbor, and opposes its disintegration.

Alaeddin Borujerdi made the comments in a meeting here on Sunday with the visting UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Iraq Yan Kubish during which the Iranian lawmaker called for solidarity of all political, ethnic, and religious groups to restore tarnqulity and security to Iraq.

Borujerdi criticized the lack of determiantion on the side of the US and its European and regional allies to fight against terrorism and extremism and said, ‘Dividing terrorism to good and bad, tactical exploitation of terrorists and giving them financial and armed assistance are the strategic mistakes of the US in Syria and the main reason behind the current situation.

Kubish hailed Iran’s contribution to reconstruction of Iraq and establishment of peace and security in the Arab country.

‘Political and economic reforms are underway in Iraq and Iran’s continued support to Iraq specially in the field of economy and transfer of political experience is of considerable significance,’ he added.

Stressing the positive role of Iran in Iraq, the UN envoy said, ‘Iran’s continued support to Iraq has an influential role in the establishment of tranquility and security in Iraq.’