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Economic sanctions against Iran crime: Iraqi prime minister

28 July 2015 12:41


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the economic sanctions imposed on Iran are a “crime”.

According to Press TV, Abadi made the remarks in a statement which his office released following the Iraqi premier’s meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, on Monday.

During the meeting, Abadi also congratulated the Iranian nation on the conclusion of the nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group, saying Iran’s success is a victory for the whole region.

Abadi stressed that it is Iran’s right to have access to nuclear technology and nobody can deny such a right.
He also referred to the situation of the region, stressing that cooperation between the Middle Eastern countries can root out conflicts and violence in the region.

The Iraqi prime minister further noted that it is in the interest of the Middle East that regional countries coexist “peacefully” as enemies seek division and tribal conflict in the region.

Commenting about the cooperation between Iran and Iraq on the conflict in the region, the senior Iraqi diplomat said “Iraq has special relations with Iran, which is among the first countries that helped Iraq in its fight against the ISIL” Takfiri group.

Zarif, for his part, thanked the Iraqi government for its supportive stance on bilateral and regional issues.
Zarif said “We feel that the resolution of Iran’s nuclear issue is certainly to the benefit of Iran, Iraq and all countries in the region.”

He also reaffirmed that Tehran will keep supporting Iraq in the fight against the ISIL terrorist group.
The Takfiri group launched its deadly terror campaign in June 2014 and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.

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