UN Secretary General Special Representative for Iraq Nikolay Mladenov conferred with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif here on Saturday.
UN secretary general representative in Iraq confers with Zarif
In the meeting, Zarif expounded on goals of his recent visit to Iraq and said stability and security in Iraq as well as developments and progress of that country and strengthening all-out relations between Tehran and Baghdad have strategic importance for Iran.
He added in recent developments and while others were trying to hold a show off meeting, Iran was seriously defending Iraqi government and people in confrontation with threats of the terrorist group of ISIS.
Zarif said constant cooperation and consultations among regional countries to settle problems in Iraq and eliminate danger of terrorism in that country and the region is necessary.
He underlined that any country which intends to help Iraq should consider existing realities of the country and observe political process and respect Iraqis’ choice.
Mladenov, for his part, by referring to complicated and hard situation in Iraq, underlined that any foreign interference in Iraq can make current situation worse.
He called participation and cooperation of regional countries for a firm confrontation with the terrorism necessary and said UN is ready to play an effective role in this field.
Underlining necessity of paying attention to Iraqi people demands to pass current crisis, Mladenov called for constructive and more effective interaction of the world community.