Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has praised the “good relations” between Baghdad and Tehran.
Among the Arab countries in West Asia, Iraq has the greatest cultural and religious affinities with Iran.
Iraq has the longest border with Iran (about 1258 km land border and 351 km water border) and has the racial, historical, linguistic, religious commonalities and the existence of threats and common security and economic interests are considered important points in Iran-Iraq relations.
The Iraqi diplomatic chief added that the issue of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey cannot be solved by violence and weapons, but should be discussed with Ankara to end the armed activities of this party.
Early parliamentary elections in Iraq were held on October 10, 2021, but the groups, political parties, and factions in parliament could not form a new government due to political differences, despite 11 months having passed since the event.