Jul 9, 2014, 11:45 AM

TEHRAN, July 9 (MNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs and the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and minister of state for federal national council affairs have discussed Iraq.

In the meeting with Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Iran’s Hossein Amir-Abdolalhian said that “it is essential to fight terrorism and extremism in the region.” He warned that such terrorist attacks may turn into a global crisis if countries keep silent on it.

Amir-Abdollahian underlined the need to help protect Iraq’s territorial integrity, respect its national sovereignty and constitution, and also the results of its parliamentary elections.

Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on April 30, 2014 and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki‘s State of Law bloc won near-majority seats.

Gargash said the spread of extremism, violence and sectarianism threatened security in whole region.

He also believed that exchange of ideas between Iran and countries in the region would be effective in discouraging threats by terrorists. ISIS terrorist group has taken the control of some parts of Iraqi territory and fights against central government of the country.

Amir-Abdollahian started a tour of Persian Gulf Arab states on Monday to talk on recent Iraq crisis. He has already visited his Russian counterpart in Russia and discussed Iraq and Syria. Amir-Abdollahian has in agenda meeting with Kuwaiti officials on Wednesday to talk Iraq; Oman is the next destination scheduled for Amir-Abdollahian.


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