Iranian FM, KRG president hold talks on regional issues

Tasnim – The Iranian foreign minister and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government discussed the latest regional developments at a meeting in Doha.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and KRG President Nechirvan Barzani met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Qatar’s capital on Monday evening.

They discussed issues of mutual interest and the latest regional developments, particularly the current conditions in Iraq and northern Syria.

Public anti-government protests have erupted in Iraq since early October. More than 230 Iraqis have reportedly been killed in the protests this month.

At least 74 people were killed in Iraq on Friday and Saturday and hundreds wounded as demonstrators clashed with security forces in the second wave of this month’s protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government.