TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has praised the recent victories of the Iraqi army and popular forces against terrorist groups, saying the reinforcement of unity among Iraqis of all ethnicities and faiths will certainly uproot terrorism in the country.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to stand by the Iraqi government and nation until the end of their battle against terrorism, Rohani said in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Tehran on Saturday, Press TV reported.
He added that the Iraqi parliament is a symbol of unity and fraternity among Iraqis of all ethnicities and faiths and can boost national unity by taking on an integrated role in the fight against terrorism.
“Unfortunately, some countries in the region are influenced by different factors, such as the Zionists, and are following a wrong path. This is while people want all these countries to struggle for the region’s development and prosperity side by side,” the Iranian president said.
Rohani further said that increasing consultations between Iran and Iraq is necessary for promoting peace and stability in the Middle East.
He said the Iranian and Iraqi parliaments should make use of the appropriate opportunity created following last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to boost economic cooperation.
The Iraqi parliament speaker, for his part, said the settlement of regional problems hinges on cooperation and unity among all countries.
Jabouri added that Iran and Iraq must strengthen cooperation and make efforts to establish peace and security in Iraq and across the region.
He said Iran has always supported the Iraqi government and people in the campaign against terrorism and played a significant role in this regard.
Unity will uproot terrorism in Iraq