Following his phone talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed to dispatch his foreign minister to the security talks in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik. A statement released by the Presidential Press Office said that during the conversation, Ahmadinejad stressed his country’s unabated support for the establishment of security, independence and glory of the Iraqi government and nation.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will attend the Egypt summit in a bid to render support for the stances of Iraq’s popular government and assist with the establishment of stability and security in that country,” he said.
The president further described support for Iraq’s popular government as the most important means of reinvigorating security, independence and glory of that country, and continued, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is a supporter of the Iraqi government and it backs up any measure strengthening that government.”
For his part, Iraqi prime minister praised Iran’s unabated attention to the solution of the problems of the Iraqi government and people, and termed Iran’s presence in the Egypt meeting as necessary, given Iran’s regional standing and significance.
“Iran’s participation in the meeting will provide a considerable support for the solution of the problems of the Iraqi government and nation,” Nuri al-Maliki stressed.
The Iraqi premier also appreciated the Iranian president for the dispatch of a delegation under Iranian foreign minister to the Sharm el-Sheik conference, and expressed the hope that with Iran’s support and attainment of a fundamental solution to Iraq’s problems, enemies would fail in achieving their goals.