Iran not meddling in Iraq’s issues: Massoum

TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) – Iraqi president has dismissed allegations of Iran’s interference in Iraq, saying Tehran’s support for Baghdad has been out of brotherly intentions.

In an interview with IRNA, President Fouad Massoum stressed the need for expansion of ties between Iran and Iraq and dismissed allegations of Iran’s interference in Iraq’s domestic affairs, saying Tehran’s support for Baghdad against ISIL terrorist group has been out of brotherly intentions.

Pointing to his imminent visit to Iran, Massoum stressed that he will confer with Iranian officials on the prospects of bilateral relations between the two countries. “Iraq seeks expansion of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran," Massoum said, stressing the existence of several issues the two countries needed to discuss and address.

On his upcoming trip to Iran, Fouad Massoum will be accompanied by some of his country's cabinet ministers.

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