Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran’s Leader, hailed Turkey’s decision to pull its troops out of a town near Mosul in north of Iraq, expressing the hope for a thaw in relations between Turkey and Syria as well.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani criticized the US for disrupting a military operation that the Iraqi army has begun to retake the city of Mosul, saying Americans do not seek an end to the “security crisis” in the Middle East.
Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly denounced the recent terrorist attacks in the Turkish city of Istanbul and Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States has never been after defeating Takfiri [extremist] terrorists in the Middle East, and wants to preserve some of them for its future intentions.
Iran’s employment of Chinese contractors, rather than Western firms, for the development of its joint oilfields has been criticized by energy experts, particularly now that Iraq has speeded up its output from the oilfields it shares with Iran.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the security of the region is intertwined with that of Iraq, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Baghdad in restoring peace and security to the Arab country.