Iraq’s FM pays a trip to Iran for 2nd time in a month

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has arrived in Tehran for a second official visit to the Islamic Republic in a month.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday that Hussein will meet with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and other political and security officials.

In early February, the top Iraqi diplomat visited Iran and held talks with Zarif as well as President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

During the visit, Hussein expressed Baghdad’s interest in expanding its ties with Tehran in all areas.

Iraq’s foreign minister said the Iraqi nation and government are always grateful towards Iran for its contribution to the Arab country’s anti-terror struggle, especially against Daesh, “and would never forget this.”