Envoy: Iran attaches high importance to Iraq’s security, progress

FNA- Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi underlined that the security and progress of Iraq is highly important to his country.

“Iraq’s security is Iran’s security and vice versa,” Masjedi said in a meeting with a number of Iraqi officials in the Southern province of Karbala on Tuesday.

Referring to abundant commonalities of Iran and Iraq in different cultural, religious, historical and geographical fields, he said, “We need each other and further boost in Iraq’s power is desired by Iran and if Iran’s power increases, these capabilities will be at Iraq’s service.”

Masjedi also stressed that any country or group which seeks to tarnish the relations between the two countries is neither Iran’s nor Iraq’s friend.

In relevant remarks in April, Masjedi renewed Iran’s support for the Iraqi government and nation in their ongoing fight against the terrorist groups.

“Iran wants an advanced, powerful, secure and integrated Iraq and given this policy Iran will stand by Iraq under any condition,” the Iranian ambassador said.

“We should do our best to improve the relations between the two countries,” Masjedi added.