Iraqi Ambassador to Iran on Monday called for expulsion of members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) group from this country.
Abu Haidar al-Sheikh made the remark during his visit to the Islamic Republic News Agency Headquarters in Tehran.
The visit of the Iraqi ambassador coincided with the National Day of Iraq.
Al-Sheikh underlined the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, adding the program is intended for peaceful purposes such as generation of electricity.
The Iraqi envoy expressed hope that mutual ties would further broaden in all arenas.
He also voiced his respective government’s support for talks with the 5+1 (US, Russia, China, France, the UK + Germany) held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, stating that such negotiations would produce fruitful results for the region and world.
Referring to establishment of an axis by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey as proposed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he noted that Iraqi government fully supports bilateral and multilateral cooperation in this respect.
The Iraqi envoy further expressed hope that Iran and US could negotiate without the presence of third party in near future.
He rejected Iran’s alleged interference in Iraq’s internal affairs.
Al-Sheikh said that Iran never supported terrorist groups in Iraq.
He noted that Iran’s exports to Iraq is increasing year by year, anticipating that the value of Iran’s exports to that country would reach dlrs 4 billion by the end of current Iranian year (started March 21).
The Iraqi envoy put the value of Iran’s exports to Iraq at dlrs 2.3 billion in 2007.