TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s first VP Jahangiri said Iraqi PM al-Abadi’s talks with Iranian officials on Tue. have provided the ground for settling regional issues, particularly those related to Persian Gulf states and Qatar crisis.
News ID: 65201
Publish Date: 21June 2017 - 14:31
Iranian First Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri made the
remark in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday in
Heading a high-ranking delegation comprising five ministers
from his cabinet, al-Abadi arrived in Tehran on Tuesday as the second leg of
his three-nation tour including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in a bid to ‘foster
Jahangiri congratulated Iraq on its recent victories in the
fight against ISIL terrorists in Mosul, stressing that the victories will have
a great impact on the security of Iraq and the whole region.
Elsewhere, he noted the ample opportunities for cooperation
between the two countries, saying "economic, political and security cooperation
between Iran and Iraq has arrived at a point where we need a comprehensive
trade and economic cooperation document for its further development.”
The Iraqi prime minister, for his part, condemned the June 7
terrorist attacks on Iran’s Parliament and Imam Khomeini shrine which claimed
the lives of 17 people, adding "such acts show that terrorism knows no
He went on to stress that Iran and Iraq are in the same
front fighting terrorism, adding "Takfiri terrorists are drawing their last
breaths in Iraq. We will carry out certain measures in Mosul and along Syrian
and Iraqi borders that will block the terrorists’ path completely.”
Elsewhere, he stressed Iraq’s resolve for expanding economic
cooperation with Iran, saying the trade volume between the two counties has
reached $13 billion.
He further noted that the two countries have many capacities
to expand cooperation in the fields of oil and gas, electricity,
desertification, tackling dust storms, as well as fighting smuggling of goods,
drug trafficking and organized crime.