Foreign Minister of Iraq with his Iranian counterpart address security issues – INA

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SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussien and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian addressed the security issues between the two countries amid a meeting in Baghdad, the Iraqi news agency (INA) reported on Wednesday.

“We discussed with the Iranian Foreign Minister a range of issues of concern to the two countries, and the security and border situation was part of the talks,” INA cited a press conference of the Iraqi foreign minister.

“The Iraqi government has taken a set of measures to protect the border with Iran.”

He further stated, “The Iraqi constitution prohibits the use of Iraqi territory to attack neighboring countries.”

For his part, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that “Iran supports a unified, independent and strong Iraq, as well as its support for the decision of the Iraqis to self-determination,” according to INA.

“Iraq’s strength and progress is one of Iran’s strength and security,” he said, adding “important talks were held within the framework of the joint security committee between Iraq and Iran, and we support strengthening Iraq’s security and sovereignty in confronting terrorists.”


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