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Iraqi politicians harry up to meet Iran’s FM in Baghdad

Maliki (L) and Zarif

Several Iran-backed politicians didn't feel ashamed of meeting with the foreign minister of the country that is plotting against Iraq.


During his visit to Baghdad, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, met with dozens of Iran's allies in Baghdad, most of them had lost the elections due to rejection by Iraqi people.

Among the politicians who hurried up to meet with the Mullah Regime's representative was Salim al-Jabouri, leader in the Reconstruction and Reform Alliance, Abdul-Latif al-Humaim, head of the Sunni Endowment, and Nouri al-Maliki, the former prime minister and one of the most supporters of Iran in Baghdad, in addition to leaders of IMIS.

As the US administration imposed more sanctions on Iran in November due to its nuclear and ballistic missiles, visits by Iranian officials to Baghdad have been regular. Since then, Iran intensified its political actions in an attempt to break the government’s official commitment to the sanctions imposed.

Zarif seeks surpassing the sanctions through commercial alternatives for Iranian companies and investors, especially the reconstruction of the Sunni regions retaken from ISIS. He also targets striking oil and trade contracts at millions of dollars as well as partnerships with the governmental industrial sector.

His visit to Baghdad goes in line with previous remarks by Iran’s ambassador to Iraq who announced Tehran’s wish to raise the bilateral trade exchange up to $20 million annually.

However, Zarif’s mission does not seem to be easy, as Baghdad announced officially that no oil contracts, related to the so-called “joint oil fields” at the borders between Iran and Iraq, not to mention the US pressure on countries to comply with the sanctions on Iran.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 15 January 2019 11:38 AM