Top Iranian security official meets Iraqi FM in Tehran
The Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani met with the visiting Iraqi foreign minister in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.

Shamkhani said during the meeting that the continuation of foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the countries in the region increases tensions, according to Mehr News Agency.

"The continued dangerous and malicious presence of US troops and their overt and covert interference in the internal affairs of countries in the region will further increase tensions in the region," Shamkhani said in the meeting with Hussein in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.

Shamkhani added, "The countries of the region are able to ensure their security without any external interference," adding that "The dubious behavior that the United States, Britain and the Zionist regime have recently shown in the region have laid the ground for insecurity and misunderstanding between the Persian Gulf countries."

The top Iranian security official further stressed that Iran is closely looking into those hostile behaviors and is ready to neutralize the plots aimed at endangering the region.

Shamkhani also underlined as necessary to fully implement the agreements between Tehran and Baghdad immediately, describing it as a big step towards increasing the level of comprehensive cooperation in the interest of the people of the two countries.

Before meeting with the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, the Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein had held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Hussein reportedly arrived in Tehran on Tuesday morning to meet with Iranian officials and to convey the invitation of the Iraqi Prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to the Iranian president to attend a conference of the neighboring countries in Baghdad.

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