Iran congratulates Iraq on forming new government

Iraq parliament
Iraq parliament

Iran has congratulated the Iraqi nation on the completion of the country’s political process and the formation of a new government.

On Monday, the Iraqi parliament approved the new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, with the majority of lawmakers backing the prime minister’s programs and his cabinet line-up.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the Islamic Republic supports the Iraqi parliament’s decision, which was in keeping with the Iraqi constitution.

He further reiterated Iran’s backing for the Iraqi government under the premiership of Abadi.

Emphasizing the need for respecting Iraq’s independence, sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity, the Iranian official called on regional countries to help Iraq uproot terrorism.

The Iraqi nation as well as the country’s political and religious leaders proved that they will not allow the enemies of the region as well as Takfiri and Ba’athist terrorists to endanger regional security, he added.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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