• Sun / 27 September 2020 / 15:11
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Least possible punishment for assassination of Gen. Soleimani withdrawal of US from region: Shamkhani

Least possible punishment for assassination of Gen. Soleimani withdrawal of US from region: Shamkhani

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani held a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein on Sunday, discussing bilateral, regional and international issues.

Referring to capacity of regional countries with regard to maintaining stability under the shadow of regional talks and cooperation and without the interference of trans-regional states, Shamkhani stressed the importance of collective cooperation.

Pointing to Zionist regime’s plot which is underway through normalizing relations with some of regional countries and under US’ pressure aiming at complete dominance on the region, Shamkhani said, “Normalization of ties with the Zionist regime is big betrayal and violation of Palestinians' rights. Besides stirring up conflict and insecurity among regional states, it will also jeopardize the existence of compromising countries”.

He emphasized that Tehran-Baghdad relations are of strategic importance, adding that by facilitating implementation of agreements, both sides will be able to present a successful pattern for all-out cooperation.

Shamkhani termed assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis as the US terrorist attack, saying that urgent withdrawal of the US, responsible for the crime, from the region and especially from Iraq where it happened would be the least possible punishment.

He called Iraqi government to seriously pursue the US criminal action through international justice bodies.

Fuad Hussein, for his part, expressed Iraq's determination to develop relations with Iran, saying Iraqi government and people will never forget Iranians' support and sacrifice with regard to foiling Takfiri terrorism.

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