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Thursday, 09 February 2023 10:01 GMT

Iraq FM: Baghdad did not accept Trump Iran rules


(MENAFN) Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has stated that Baghdad was not pleased with the White House Iran strategy under previous U.S. Leader Donald Trump.

“The tensions that existed in the region between Iran and America under former President Donald Trump were reflected in the Iraqi arena, and we were not with Trump's policy and did not support his decisions. Consequently, the tensions between Washington and Tehran during Trump's tenure moved to the Iraqi arena,” Hussein stated.

The Iraqi foreign minister made the comments in a meeting with the Bahraini Al Watan newspaper.

Hussein noted that Iraq’s attempt to regain ties among bordering nations with the aim of ensuring the security of the area, pointing out that overall security in the region reflects positively on the security situation inside his nation.

He also commended the power of Iran-Iraq ties saying, “Our relations with neighboring Iran are strong, and we, in fact, through many times, seek to restore Iranian-[Persian] Gulf relations because this is in the interest of Iraq, because whenever there is security in the region, the collective security in the region reflects positively on the security situation inside Iraq, so we seek to restore relations between neighboring countries,”

Adding, “In this context, the first Baghdad conference was held, and the second version of the Baghdad conference will be held in Jordan.”

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