Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conferred Wednesday with Chairman of Expediency Council of Iran.
Emphasizing the Iraqi government and nation’s intention to expand and consolidate ties with Iran, Nuri al-Maliki said, "Iraq wants a relation upon mutual understanding free from tension and interference with Iran."
Referring to Iraq problems, al-Maliki said, "Iraqi government is trying to take full control on security matters by its own armed forces to decrease its reliance on multi national forces.
Regarding the members of Mujahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO), who are still in Iraq, al-Maliki said they have six months time to leave Iraq.
IRNA, Sept 14