Tehran (IP) - The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, called the US attack on Gen. Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, as heroes in the fight against terrorism, an insult to the sovereignty and violation of Iraq's independence.

Iran Press/Iran News: During a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in Tehran on Saturday evening, Ghalibaf expressed that Iraq's sovereignty, security, independence, and integrity have always been emphasized by Iran, adding that Iran always supports Iraq as an Islamic country and an important neighbor.

Emphasizing that the establishment of peace and security in Iraq and the region is the most important concern of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ghalibaf stated that the only solution to the problems in Iraq is the withdrawal of the United States from that country.

Referring to the normalization of relations of the UAE and Bahrain with Israel, the speaker of the Iranian parliament noted that the Islamic world should not remain silent on this issue because the issue of Palestine is the first priority of the Islamic Ummah.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein also noted the common political and economic interests of Iran and Iraq, and expressed that further strengthening of bilateral relations is necessary.

Explaining some regional and international developments, Fuad Hussein also expressed hope that Iran would continue to support Iraq.

Referring to the timetable for the US withdrawal from Iraq, the Iraqi foreign minister stressed the commitment of the Iraqi people, parliament, and government to maintaining the independence and territorial integrity of their country.


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