Deputy FM: Iran supports Iraq's counter-terrorism moves
IRI deputy FM in Arab and African affairs here Thursday in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart condemned terrorist acts leading to death and wounding of Iraqi citizens, announcing Iran's support for Iraqi government's counter-terrorism moves.
According to an IRNA Thursday report from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Media Head Office, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comment in a meeting with the visiting Iraqi diplomat Muhammad Jawad al-Dowraki, congratulating the choice of Iraq as the cultural capital of the year of the Arab countries.
The two sides surveyed bilateral relations, as well as regional and international cooperation between the two countries, particularly over the Syrian crisis.
The Iraqi deputy foreign minister, too, calling the two countries' relations 'outstanding', stressed the necessity of continuing bilateral consultations permanently regarding both bilateral relations and the regional developments.
Focusing on the Syrian crisis, Al-Dowraki emphasized that adoption of political initiatives is a dire necessity in dealing with the developments in that country.
The two sides were also agreed on the need for pursuing sold international efforts aimed at countering the terrorism phenomenon in different countries, as well as adoption of wise policies by different regional countries aimed at stopping further bloodshed of the Muslims, arguing that doing so would be the only just and fair approach in dealing with the malicious phenomenon.
The two countries' top diplomats meanwhile emphasized need for further facilitating the frequenting of the two countries' citizens between Iran and Iraq.