Iran-Iraq alliance unbreakable despite enemy attempts: Spokesman
Tehran (KNA) - Iran will continue to maintain close ties with Iraq, says the spokesman for the Iranian government, adding the enemies can never break apart the strong bonds between the two neighbors.
Ali Rabiei told reporters in Tehran Monday that Iran stands in solidarity with Iraq in the wake of the ongoing unrest in the Arab country which prepares to host millions of Muslims for Arba'een processions.
"Over the past few days and while the Iraqi government and nation are preparing to host the world's biggest cultural and religious event and the region is moving towards peace and stability, we have witnessed disturbing incidents during which some people have lost their lives," Rabiei said.
The violence, which began last Tuesday, has so far killed more than 100 people and injured over 6,000 others.
Noting that Iran wants prosperity for every nation in the region, Rabiei called on all sides to exercise restraint.
He said violence is not the way and all parties involved in the current situation should help find a "democratic" solution to the issue.