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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated the Iraqi nation and parliament on election of Mohammed as the new speaker of the Iraqi parliament.
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is reportedly opposed to the candidacy of former Iraqi officials for the post of prime minister, according to a source.
At least four people are reportedly injured after Iraqi police fire in the air to prevent protesters from storming the main government building in Basra on the seventh day of unrest.
Iraq's Sadr Movement which has secured the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections says unlike what is widely said by certain states, Iran does not and will not interfere in Iraq's internal affairs.
More than 400 containers of explosives have been discovered in the Iraqi city of Mosul in north of the country.
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi says most Iranian officials, especially IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, like Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr very much as far as he knows.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the recent elections successfully held in Iraq strengthened the achievements and victories the Iraqi nation gained in fight against terrorism.
The Iraqi quarter in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is brimming with election fervour in the run-up to the May 12 parliamentary votes in the Arab country.