Iranian envoy congratulates Iraqi officials, Christians on new year

IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi in separate messages to Iraqi Christian Chaldeans Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako and Iraqi officials congratulated the new Gregorian year.

The messages read, “Happy to congratulate Your Excellency and followers of the prophet of peace and friendship, particularly the friendly and brotherly country of Iraq, on the auspicious birth of messenger of mercy Jesus Christ and start of the Gregorian year 2018.”

Masjedi also hoped that the new year would see a rise in friendship and brotherhood among regional nations, especially the Iraqi nation, and rooting out of terrorism and repulsiveness.

He also wished a prosperous and happy year, good health, success and dignity for the brotherly and friendly country.