Larijani calls for ‘strategic unity’ in Islamic world

February 28, 2016

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Saturday that Iran is seeking “strategic unity” in the Islamic world.

During a meeting with a group of Iraqi parliament members in Qom, Larijani said Iran does not seek “small childish competitions” in the Middle East region.

He also said, “The Iraq government has been our friendly government and Iran has always made efforts to improve the two countries’ ties.”

The top lawmaker also said the terrorist groups have undermined security in some regional countries especially in Iraq, however, some advances have been made in countering the terrorists.

He said that Iran attaches great importance to democracy and security in Iraq.

He also highlighted the importance of “political dialogue” in Iraq.

Larijani said that Iran supports democracy in all countries and opposes division of Iraq and Syria.

Iran is against sectarianism in Iraq which is fueled by enemies of the country, he said.

Elsewhere, he said that chaos in the region, especially in Iraq and Syria, benefits the enemies of Islam including the Zionist regime of Israel.

The regional countries should make efforts to settle crises in the region, he said.

He said unity among the Islamic countries is “important” and “valuable” for Iran.

He also said that Iran is ready to expand cooperation with Iran in various spheres.

Iran and Iraq have established good cooperation since the toppling of the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq in 2003. The Islamic Republic has also been supporting Iraq against Daesh which its savagery has astonished the world.


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Iran is against sectarianism in Iraq which is fueled by enemies of the country, Larijani says.