Iran welcomes election of Allawi as Iraq prime minister: Iran foreign ministry

Reuters – Iran welcomes Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi’s election as prime minister of Iraq, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA new agency.

“In continuing support for the independence, national sovereignty, territorial integrity and strengthening the foundations of democracy in Iraq, Iran welcomes the election of Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new prime minister of this country,” Mousavi said.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by David Goodman