Iran Supreme Leader supports democratic Iraq
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that Tehran is proud of Iraq's progress, security, independence and national strength and there is no limits on development of cooperation with Iraq.
In a meeting with President Jalal Talabani in presence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Khamenei stated that Iranian and Iraqi nations enjoy long-standing religious, cultural and historical affinity and Iran is pleased with the political process for establishment of a democratic government in Iraq.
"Setting up of a democratic government in Iraq and holding of a national referendum for new Constitution are exceptional opportunity for the Iraqi people to determine their own fate. The Iraqi nation is great and enjoys extensive capacity. Iraq will shine on top of the Muslim world in near future by overcoming the current hardship and destructions," the Supreme Leader said.
"Your security is our own security and Iran honors Iraq's independence and power. We will extend assistance to you in those fields," the Supreme Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed grief at tragic events on Saturday and Sunday in Iraq and loss of lives of innocent people in the blind terrorist attacks in Iraq and said that Iran holds the US responsible for the current tragedies taking place in Iraq.
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