NourNews – Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized: The Islamic Republic of Iran expects the decision of the Iraqi government, nation and parliament to expel the Americans to be pursued because their presence causes insecurity.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, this evening, during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, called Iran-Iraq relations, based on many historical, religious, cultural and customs and traditions, literally fraternal, and emphasized: What in bilateral relations for the Islamic Republic of Iran is very important includes interests, security, dignity, regional authority and improving the situation in Iraq.
Ayatollah Khamenei, emphasizing that Iran has never had and will never interfere in the affairs of Iraq, said: Iran wants a dignified, independent Iraq with territorial integrity and internal unity and cohesion.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted: Iran is definitely opposed to anything that weakens the Iraqi government. Ayatollah Khamenei added: “Of course, the American view on Iraq is exactly the opposite of ours because the United States is literally the enemy and does not agree with an independent, strong Iraq with a majority government.”
“Americans do not care who the Iraqi prime minister is, they are looking for a government like the government of Paul Bremer, the American ruler of Iraq in the early days of Saddam’s fall,” he said.
The Supreme Leader said: Iran does not interfere in Iraq’s relations with the United States, but expects Iraqi friends to know the United States and know that the US presence in any country is a source of corruption and destruction.
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized: The Islamic Republic of Iran expects the decision of the Iraqi government, nation and parliament to expel the Americans to be pursued because their presence causes insecurity. He cited the US atrocities in the assassinations of Major General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis as an example of the American presence, adding to the Iraqi prime minister: “They killed your guest at your house and explicitly confessed to the crime that this is no small matter.”
The Leader of Iran emphasized: The Islamic Republic of Iran will never forget this issue and will definitely strike a blow to the Americans. Ayatollah Khamenei called the consensus of Iraqi political groups and currents to elect Mr. Kadhimi’s government a welcome step and said: “The Americans and their agents are always looking for a power vacuum in the region to create chaos and pave the way for their intervention. What they did in Yemen, and now everyone is witnessing the deplorable situation in Yemen.”
Emphasizing Iran’s support for Mr. Kadhimi’s government, he noted: “Reason, religion and experience require that Iran-Iraq relations be further enhanced in all areas.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: “Of course, the expansion of Iran-Iraq relations has opponents, led by the United States, but in no way should we be afraid of the United States because it can make no mistake.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The Americans are causing trouble and persecution, but the Iraqi government must continue on its path with strength, regardless of these disturbances, and protect the people as its support.” He called the authority and person of Ayatollah Sistani a great blessing for Iraq and noted: Hashad al-Shaabi is another great blessing in Iraq that must be preserved.
During the meeting, the Iraqi Prime Minister also stated that the Iraqi people will never forget Iran’s support and added: “The fact is that the blood of Iraqis and Iranians is mixed in the war against the terrorism. Your guidance is like the golden key to solve problems, and I thank you for this guidance.”