During his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in the Baghdad premier palace, Jalili said the Islamic Awakening has created a new opportunity for the regional states to play better regional and international role.
He further underlined Iran and Iraq’s role in the region and their heading of respectively Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM) and Arab League and said the two countries can play leading roles in the region.
He further criticized big powers of interfering in Syria and arming the rebels of the country but underlined Syria stands up against all the interfering attempts.
Maliki, in turn, said new international situation would change power structure.
The Iraqi PM further expressed his optimism about Tehran’s NAM summit and said he hopes the summit ends with the success of the world independent states.
Jalili meets Zebari
The Iranian official then met Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.
Jalili appreciated Baghdad government’s “wisely measures” in stabilizing the country.
He further shed light on Syria conflict and stressed: “terrorists as their existence has been confirmed by western powers would never bring democracy for people.
Zebari, for his part, appreciated Tehran’s stance towards Iraq’s problems said nothing justifies Syrian rebels seizing of Iranian pilgrims.