TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN special representative for Iraq, Jan Kubis, exchanged views about a host of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region and Iraq.

In the meeting held in Tehran on Sunday, Zarif and Kubis highlighted the importance of efforts to establish stability and security in Iraq.

The two sides also stressed the need to continue the military campaign against the remnants of Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group after its collapse in the Arab country.

The diplomats also called for the participation of all political groups and factions in the upcoming parliamentary elections of Iraq.

Daesh militants made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large areas of Syria.

But the timely support by Iran helped Syria and Iraq fight off Daesh. In addition, the formation of military units by volunteers in Iraq, known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units, blunted the edge of Daesh offensive and later made the terror group withdraw from much of the territories it had occupied.