Rouhani says Iran-Iraq relations are firm

March 18, 2019

TEHRAN – In a meeting of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani said that relationship between Iran and Iraq are so strong that it cannot be damaged.

Rouhani described his visit to Iraq as a turning point in ties, Mehr reported.

During Rouhani’s visit to Iraq on March 11-13, five memorandums of understanding (MOUs), including an agreement on building a cross-border railway, and one on easing travel conditions, and 22 agreements in various areas of trade and industry cooperation were signed.

The visit was hailed for sending a strong message to the U.S. and its regional allies that Iran still enjoys support in Iraq in spite of the sanctions.

NA/PA

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