Iran favors stability in region, honoring commitments: President

Tasnim – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the country’s resolve to ensure full stability across the region, saying while Tehran has fully honored its commitments, the US is pushing for new plots.

In a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Saturday, Rouhani said Iran is resolved to establish full stability in the region and honors all of its commitments in this regard.

“However, the US is unfortunately sending wrong signals and messages by attempting to hatch new plots against Iran (including by recently) harassing our country’s passenger plane,” he added.

The president also congratulated the Iraqi nation on Eid al-Adha and described al-Kadhimi’s recent visit to Tehran as constructive. “The visit and the agreements reached during it are positive developments and will create a step forward in the relations between the two countries.”

“The beginning of the construction of the railway route between Iran and Iraq will be a hope for the two nations and a beginning for creating a new and serious momentum in further developing the bilateral interactions,” Rouhani said, according to the president’s official website.

Iran welcomes Iraq’s leading role in the sensitive situation in the region, he added.

In turn, the Iraqi prime minister congratulated Rouhani on Eid al-Adha, saying, “Certainly, thanks to your support and the serious and sincere cooperation of the officials of the two countries, the relations between the two sides can be quickly upgraded to an excellent level, by which we can establish a new constructive and positive cooperation and interaction between Iran and Iraq.”

Al-Kadhimi also stated that immediately after returning from the visit to Iran, he has formed committees to implement the agreements and joint projects with Iran.

“The Iraqi authorities are determined to remove all obstacles and problems in the path to the development of relations with Iran and we are interested in starting the activity of the Iran-Iraq railway project as soon as possible as a symbol and model for the development of relations between the two countries,” he said.

“Iraq’s key policy is to reduce tensions and increase stability in the region, and we seek to play a positive role in this regard with the cooperation and support of our brothers in Iran,” al-Kadhimi added.