October 8, 2018 / 03:19 PM
Rouhani congratulates new Iraqi premier on election

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday congratulated Iraq's new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on his election to the post.

In his letter to Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Rouhani expressed the hope that during his tenure, Iran and Iraq relations are consolidated in various fields of politics, economy and culture at the interest of both countries.

In his massage, Rouhani wished health and success for the Iraqi premier and dignity and pride for the people of Iraq.

Newly-elected Iraqi President Barham Salih has named independent Shiite candidate Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, after an inconclusive national election in May.

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