Iran FM congratulates Barzani on election as KRG President

TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered congratulations to Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government.

In a phone conversation on Wednesday, the Iranian top diplomat also wished success for Barzani and the people of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Iranian Foreign Ministry website reported.

Nechirvan Barzani was elected during a parliamentary session as the new President of Kurdistan Region on Tuesday by winning a total of 68 votes from the 81 lawmakers attending the session.

MNA/MFA

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