Iraq 0
26 September 2020

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hossein visited Tehran and delivered a message from Prime Minister al-Kadhimi to President Rouhani, which, according to an Iraqi readout, “focused on developments in the region, and a review of the most important expected possibilities, and their implications”. Rouhani remarked that “we stand with the government and people of Iraq to contribute to the unity and cohesion of Iraq”, further asserting: “we consider the presence of American armed forces in the region, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf’s southern countries, detrimental to regional security and stability”. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif noted “attacks carried out against Iranian diplomatic locations and highlighted the necessity of guaranteeing the dignity and security of Iranian diplomats in Iraq”, while denouncing “any assaults on diplomatic places”, which he described as “unacceptable”.

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