Iran Promises Iraq PM Its Full Support Against 'Terrorism'

Shiite Iran is a key ally of co-religionist Maliki, whose government has been left in disarray by the collapse of its security forces since Monday.
Iran Promises Iraq PM Its Full Support Against 'Terrorism'

Via AFP:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised Iraq's beleaguered Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki his government's full support against "terrorism" on Friday as Sunni Arab militants advanced towards Baghdad.

Shiite Iran is a key ally of co-religionist Maliki, whose government has been left in disarray by the collapse of its security forces since Monday across a swathe of northern and north-central Iraq, including second city Mosul.

Rouhani told Maliki in a telephone call that Tehran would do its utmost to "combat the massacre and crimes of the terrorists," his office said.

Iran "will not al...

Continue reading...


About Susie Madrak

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.