Iraq’s national security advisor to visit Iran – INA

File – Iraq’s National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq’s National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji will pay a visit to Iran on Monday, according to state news agency INA.

The Iraqi national security advisor visits Tehran at the request of Iranian government, INA cited his office as saying.

Iran’s semi-official news agency Mehr reported that Araji’s visit was at the request of Secretary of Iranian Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

He is expected to discuss with Iranian officials issues of mutual interest as well as the latest regional and international developments, according to Mehr news agency.

His visit came after Araji met with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller in Baghdad.

The U.S. ambassador said during the meeting that the United States wanted Iraq and Iran to be on good terms, according to a statement released by Araji’s office.

*This story was updated at 12:39 a.m. EBL time

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