Iraq Wants Better Ties

Iraq Wants Better TiesIraq Wants Better Ties

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi expressed his country’s willingness to strengthen relations with Iran to help serve the two states’ interests. Abadi lamented that the Middle East is facing many challenges, including the danger posed by the so-called Islamic State militant group. Gruesome violence has plagued northern and western parts of Iraq ever since IS militants launched their offensive in Iraq and took control of portions of the country, Press TV reported.  The militants have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians. The Iraqi leader made the statements in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi in Baghdad on Friday.

Vaezi expressed Tehran’s readiness to help Iraq in fighting terrorism.