Official statement of Iran on the situation in Iraq & Lebanon

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TEHRAN (DNA) – Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Iran Abbas Mousavi said Tehran is closely and sensitively monitoring the ongoing developments and protests in Iraq that have killed dozens of people.In a statement on Saturday in reaction to the ongoing developments in Iraq, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Mousavi said, the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Iraqi people demands and requests, which have been clearly highlighted in the statements and remarks by the Iraqi religious authorities and Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi.

Mousavi also expressed deep regret at the recent incidents in Iraq that have killed and injured tens of people and caused damages to public property, at the attempts to take advantage of the public demands and at the escalation of violence.

“We are confident that the Iraqi government, nation, and religious authorities will be able to overcome the problems and work on the prosperity of Iraq through solidarity.”

“Since the formation of the new Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been a supporter of the Iraqi government and nation, and has offered its capacities to the friendly brotherly and neighboring state, Iraq, at sensitive junctures,” Mousavi concluded.