Zarif Invites Iraqi Parliament Speaker to Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian foreign minister, who was in Iraq today for talks with Iraqi officials, held a meeting with the Arab country's parliament speaker and invited him to visit Iran.
In his meeting with Osama al-Nujaifi in Baghdad, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif submitted the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani’s invitation to him to participate in the 9th Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU), slated to be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, in February.
Zarif congratulated the Iraqi speaker on the upcoming occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and appreciated Nujaifi for his intimate relations with Iran.
Upon arrival in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Zarif had said that Iran will support Iraq’s efforts and measures in the campaign against terrorism.
Describing terrorism and extremism as threats to the whole region, the Iranian minister contended that tackling the menace requires regional efforts and initiatives.
In Baghdad, Zarif was on the second leg of his tour of the Middle East, which took him earlier to Lebanon. He will be in Jordan later today, and pay a visit to Syria on the last leg of his regional tour.