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Iran FM confers with Iraqi political leaders on regional developments

Baghdad, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and a number of Iraqi political leaders met in Baghdad on Sunday where they discussed issues of mutual importance as well as the latest developments in the region.

Zarif arrived in the Iraqi capital for a twoday visit on Saturday.

The foreign minister met with Ammar Hakim, the head of the National Wisdom Movement of Iraq, Hadi alAmiri, the head of Badr Organization and the leader of Fateh Alliance, and Ayad Allawi, the head of alWataniya (National) coalition and former Iraqi prime minister.

In these separate meetings, Zarif thanked the efforts made by the Iraqi government for deescalation in the region.

Zarif also appreciated the Iraqi government and nation and all the political parties of the country for supporting the Iranian people and government against the bullying of the United States.

The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and the implementation of agreements already signed between Iran and Iraq in meetings of leaders of the two countries in Tehran and Baghdad.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA