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Divisive Approaches Escalate Insecurity in Iraq

Divisive Approaches Escalate Insecurity in IraqDivisive Approaches Escalate Insecurity in Iraq

A senior security official warned that the adoption of divisive approaches in Iraq would prepare the ground for the Arab country's enemies to pursue excessive demands and boost insecurity and instability.

In a meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali in Tehran on Sunday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said national unity and integrity in Iraq would guarantee the country's stability and security, and serve the interests of Iraqis, regardless of their ethnic and religious backgrounds, Press TV reported.

He hailed the resistance of the Iraqi people, army and popular forces against the threats of terrorist groups and said close cooperation among countries, which have been victims of terrorism in the region, is an unavoidable necessity for military, security and cultural confrontations with terrorism.

"It will also prevent the reemergence of terrorism and military intervention of foreigners under the pretext of fighting them," he said.

The SNSC chief emphasized that the Islamic Republic would continue to support Iraq's armed forces and cooperate with the war-stricken country to establish full security and peace, and deter all terrorist threats.

  Decisive Support

Hiyali said the unwavering support of the Iranian government, people and armed forces for Iraq in its campaign against terrorism played a determining role in the Iraqi nation's victories against the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group.

The Iraqi defense minister stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields, given the two sides' common objectives.

He said the Iraqi Army managed to independently thwart acts of aggression against the country and would never allow plots and illegal moves aimed at disintegrating Iraq to succeed.

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