Iran to stand by Iraqi people, gov’t like always: Rouhani

President.ir – In a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Iraq on Monday, President Rouhani stressed that Iran will fully support the Iraqi government for its achievements in the benefit of the Iraqi nation. 

Dr Hassan Rouhani congratulated Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on his election and said, “We are very happy that a person who knows the recent developments of the country well has taken responsibility today”.

Stating that Iraq’s independence, political stability, national sovereignty and integrity are very important for Iran, he expressed hope that friendly relations between Tehran and Baghdad must deepen”.

Dr Rouhani also stressed that Iran has always been –and will be- alongside Iraq to serve both nations’ interests, adding, “In the meantime, we need to be careful about conspirators who have targeted Iraq and other regional nations’ interests”.

Referring to the importance of establishing peace and stability in the region, he said, “As we proved in the fight against ISIL that we are alongside the Iraqi nation, we will be with the government with all our might to help it progress and establish stability”.

Stressing the development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries through land borders and also activating border markets, Dr Rouhani emphasised the implementation of previous agreements including oil pipeline, linking Shalamcheh railway and dredging Arvandrud.

He also went on to refer to the outbreak of coronavirus in countries all over the world, describing cooperation, sharing information and knowledge between the two countries in this field imperative, and voiced Iran’s readiness to help Iraq to fight coronavirus.

During the same phone call, the Prime Minister of Iraq described the Islamic Republic of Iran a friendly country and said, “We will never forget Iran’s help, as a key country in the region, for establishing security and stability in Iraq, especially in fighting ISIL, and we are willing to develop relations with Iran in all fields of mutual interest”.

Mustafa Al-Kadhimi also said that the world and the region are in critical conditions, adding, “Any kind of problem will be resolved with logic and rationality, and I hope that we can resolve all problems through close cooperation between the two countries”.