The President Talks with his Iranian Counterpart by Telephone


In the phone call that was made by President Salih today with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, His Excellency Salih extended his utmost condolences and sympathies to Iran's President over hearing the tragic news of the martyrdom of Hajj Qassim Soleimani and his companions.
Furthermore, President Salih greatly appreciated the remarkable role played by the Martyr in supporting Iraq in the phase of jihad and defeating terrorist organization of ISIS.
Together, the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations, stressed the need to promote their ties so as to serve the two nations and the region's peoples. Historical links and lasting interests, they underscored.
The President asserted the need for restraint as well as having recourse to the wisdom at this present juncture to defuse the crisis, to protect the security, stability of the region in addition to deter the scourge of wars and conflicts.
President Rouhani, in turn, thanked President Salih for expressing condolences, confirmed Iran's keenness to maintain, consolidate and develop bilateral relations with Iraq in a way that serves the interests of the two neighboring peoples in addition to promote regional and international peace and security.

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