Iran, Iraq FMs meet in Tehran
The foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq meet in Tehran to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian received his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein in Tehran on Thursday.
The two discussed a number of issues, including bilateral ties, regional developments, as well as other issues such as the situation in Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine.
Amir-Abdollahian stressed the importance of facilitating business exchange between the two countries, especially in terms of seamless transit and the finalization of the Basra-Shalamcheh railway connecting Iran and Iraq.
In terms of security, Amir-Abdollahian said Iran will not accept being threatened by the US, the Israeli occupation, and terrorist and separatist elements at its own border.
For his part, the Iraqi Foreign Minister said Iraq would continue to play its constructive role as mediator in order to establish peace and strengthen dialogue in the region.
He also assured his counterpart that Iraq would not allow its soil to be a source of threat against neighboring countries.
Iran had bombed a major Mossad operations base operating out of Iraqi Kurdistan on March 13, resulting in the death of four Israeli officers, and wounding seven. Iranian sources said, "the same headquarters was responsible for an intelligence and aggressive operation against Iran in recent times."