TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Hadi al-Ameri, the head of Iraq’s Building Alliance parliamentary faction, highlighted the role of the Iraqi nation and popular troops in uprooting terrorism in the Arab country.
In the meeting, held in Baghdad on Monday afternoon, Ameri pointed to the efforts of the alliance in the recent elections to pass tribalism, saying, “The faction includes members from different religions and ethnicities, and the people’s attachment to the coalition showed that people want to defeat tribalism.”
Ameri Iraq has reached great stability, adding, “Iraq is an important country of the region and it would be to the region’s detriment if the country cannot play its regional role.”
For his turn, Zarif expressed satisfaction over meeting the building alliance, saying the alliance’s movement is a clear example of the victory of resistance and democracy in Iraq.
Zarif said the active role of religious authorities and the Iraqi people led to the victory over terrorism, saying that “this victory turned Baghdad into an important capital of the region for meetings of various political and economic delegations, and the regional views of the president and prime minister (of Iraq) are supported by us.”
“Those who spent seven trillion dollars in the region did not spend it for the security and stability of the region, but for their unilateral interests,” he said.
Jamal al-Karboli, a leader of the building alliance attending the meeting, also hailed Iran’s constructive role in assisting the Iraqi people to fight Daesh, rejecting the policy of placing sanctions against nations.
Members of the building alliance asked the Iranian foreign minister to support Iraqi people and government in the reconstruction phase in the same way the country stood by the Iraqi nation in the fight against Daesh.