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Iranian President Reiterates Support for Iraq’s Security, Sovereignty

Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi in a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi warned of enemies' plots against Iraq, stressing Tehran's support for the neighboring country's sovereignty and security.

“They (the adversarial forces) are after [advancing] their own sinister goals through sedition,” Rayeesi said during the phone call on Wednesday.

“All should therefore stay alert in the face of such plots,” he added.

Rayeesi said Iran’s “unwavering and principled position” concerning Iraq is one of support for the country’s independence, security, and sovereignty.

The Islamic Republic always stands by the Iraqi people and government, he said, adding, “Iraq’s unity and integrity are strategic issues that should not be compromised.”

The Islamic Republic, he said, backs whatever mechanism that could seek to resolve the country’s standing problems and disputes through legal and transparent means.

Al-Kadhimi, for his part, expressed gratitude towards Tehran over its “unstinting” assistance of his country and support for its stability and security.

Rayeesi made the remarks amid ongoing sporadic attempts at sowing instability across the country, the last major one among which featured a drone attack against al-Kadhimi’s residence in Baghdad’s Green Zone area.

Iraq held general elections on October 10, which was followed by allegations of fraud and widespread protests in the capital and elsewhere.

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