Al-Kadhimi: Iraqi relations with Iran at their best
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi states that Iraq seeks to unite all parties together in the region and stresses that Baghdad has succeeded in reducing the number of US forces in Iraq to more than 60%.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed that his country's relations with Iran today are at their best.
Al-Kadhimi said his words in an interview with the Iranian press, in which he confirmed that Iraq seeks to bring all parties in the region closer together, aiming to strengthen the Iranian-Arab and Saudi-Iranian relations.
He also stressed that Iraq seeks to provide all necessary conditions if requested to do so.
Al-Kadhimi also spoke about the American withdrawal from his country, pointing out that Baghdad had succeeded in reducing the number of American forces in Iraq to more than sixty percent.
A few days ago, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed, during a phone call with the Iraqi Prime Minister, that both states should work together to confront terrorism.
Al-Kadhimi: “I do not have a party and will not run for elections”
Al-Kadhimi commented on the elections saying that he is to remain neutral, support the elections, and remain on good terms with all political parties.
He added: "Personally, I will not enter the elections, and I do not have a party, but there are those who are trying to falsely accuse the prime minister of entering the elections."
He continued: "Let everyone understand that my goal is to allow all political blocs to have justice, along with all parties and popular activities in Iraq... My role is to protect the elections and provide chances for their success. I will not participate in the elections, and I will not support an alliance at the expense of an alliance, but I will encourage everyone to dialogue, and build the rules of both work and national competition.”
Iraq is scheduled to hold early parliamentary elections on October 10, in response to the demands of the popular protests that erupted in 2019.