Iran president congratulates new Iraqi premier on election


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday congratulated Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on his election to the post.

Hassan Rouhani in his letter to Adel Abdul-Mahdi expressed the hope that during his tenure, Iran and Iraq relations are consolidated in various fields of politics, economy and culture at the interest of both countries.

In his massage, President Rouhani wished health and success for the Iraqi premier and dignity and pride for the people of Iraq.

Newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named independent Shia candidate Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, after an inconclusive national election in May.

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