Iranian President, Iraqi PM Hold Talks in Tehran

IFP- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have discussed issues of mutual interest in a Thursday meeting in Tehran.

Abadi, who is in Tehran with a high-ranking delegation at the last leg of his regional tour, earlier met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

During the meeting, the Leader threw his weight behind the expansion of ties between Tehran and Baghdad in various fields.

He also expressed his support for the efforts made by the Iraqi government to develop relations with the neighbouring and regional countries, but warned Baghdad against trusting the United States.

The Americans themselves created ISIS, but now that the Iraqi government and people have inflicted a heavy defeat on terrorists, they pretend to be a part of this important development, Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

“Of course, there is no doubt that whenever they find the opportunity, they will deal a blow to Iraq again,” the Leader underlined.