Iran Reaffirms Support for Iraq in Terror Fight

Iran Reaffirms Support for Iraq in Terror Fight
Wed Nov 12, 2014 13:01:17

Iran’s president stressed on Tuesday that Tehran will keep supporting Iraq in the fight against terrorism, noting that the Arab county’s integrity will contribute to the regional stability.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Iraqi Vice-President and former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki underscored that Tehran remains beside Baghdad in the fight against terrorist groups.

"Iran stands beside the Iraqi nation in fighting terrorism and has not set any conditions for its aids," Rouhani said during the meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.

Expressing confidence that the Iraqi people and army are able to defend their country and there is no need for the military presence of foreign states, he said, "Safeguarding Iraq's unity and territorial integrity is important to the Islamic Republic of Iran since it is a united Iraq which can help to the establishment of stability in the region."

Rouhani said that the regional states should cooperate with each other in fighting extremism, terrorism, violence and the schemes for decreasing the oil prices.

He also appreciated Maliki for his efforts to restore security and stability in Iraq.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.