Iranian officials call for unity in Iraq

TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that unity among Muslims is the best way to encounter enemies’ plots.

In a meeting with Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Chairman Ammar Hakim in Tehran on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said the current crises in the Middles East are not apart from the West’s plots to save the Zionist regime of Israel for collapsing and gaining dominance over the region. 

The president also emphasized the necessity of maintaining unity among all Iraqi tribes and factions and added that enemies are making efforts to fuel internal strife in order to implement their hegemonistic plans.

Ahmadinejad noted that governments should be standard bearer in defending people’s rights and not make any differences between ethnic or religious groups.

Tehran determined to expand ties with Iraq

In a separate meeting with Ammar Hakim, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani commented on friendly and brotherly relations between the two countries of Iran and Iraq, saying, “The Islamic Republic of Iran seeks expanding the bilateral ties in all areas.”

Commenting on enemies’ plots to create divisions among the Iraqi people, Larijani added, “By avoiding conflicts, the vigilant and revolutionary people of Iraq will foil these plots.”

Rafsanjani says Shia and Sunni Muslims should stay united

In his talks with Ammar Hakim on Monday, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani also insisted on the need to foster unity between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iraq.

Rafsanjani highlighted the necessity of cooperation between all ethnic groups in Iraq to prevent foreigners to exploit the situation in the country.  

Hakim said that the friendly country of Iran has always supported Iraq and expressed hope that the relations between the two Muslim countries would expand further.  

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