Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said that if Iran and Iraq stay “powerful and esteemed” there will be no place for enemies of the world’s nations, including the United States and the Zionist regime, media reported on Sunday.
In a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Tehran, Ahmadinejad said that Tehran-Baghdad ties are exemplary.
“Tehran, Baghdad share ‘unbreakable’ relationship,” he said.
Iranian PM said that there is no obstacle in the path of consolidating relations between the two countries at regional and international levels.
During the meeting, Maliki called for the expansion of relations based on the principles of peace, stability, and common interests and said that Tehran-Baghdad political relationship is close but the two countries should make every effort to enhance ties in other spheres as well.
There is a need for a great stride in relations, he said, adding the two countries’ officials are determined to cement ties in all areas.
Maliki also met with Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and held talks on various issues including the latest developments in the region and the world.