Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | Fars News Agency | ISNA
Iraqi PM Al-Maliki In Tehran for Security Talks
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Monday morning to discuss the latest developments in bilateral relations as well as the issues related to security and the formation of the new Iraqi government, Fars News Agency reported on Monday.
The Iraqi premier was welcomed at the Tehran Mehrabad International Airport upon his arrival on Monday morning by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Maliki is in Tehran after he paid a visit to Jordan as part of a Middle East tour. [Read more; FarsNews–Mon, Oct 18, 2010]
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was also welcomed by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi at the presidential office.
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told during a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Jawad Kadhim al-Bulani in Tehran on Saturday that Iran “always has sided with Iraqi nation and government and supported stability and security of the country, we back Iraq’s and we hope the country’s National Alliance (INA) government is formed as soon as possible” and the “formation of popular government in Iraq and withdrawal of foreign forces from the region are significant issues.” [Read more; ISNA; Sun, Oct 17, 2010]
Al-Maliki leading a delegation, is to meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili during the trip. [Read more; ISNA–Mon, Oct 18, 2010]