The new speaker of Iraqi parliament Mohammed Rikan Hadeed al-Halbousi in a telephone conversation with the speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani appreciated the role Iran played in liberating the Iraqi territories.
The new speaker of Iraqi parliament further described the US economic sanctions against Iran as ‘unjust’, vowing to stay with Iranian nation.
Referring to the existing instability and insecurity in the region, he declared Iraqi government’s readiness to help Iran bring back security and stability to the region.
The new speaker of Iraqi parliament further invited his Iranian counterpart to pay an official visit to his country.
Iraqi lawmakers on Saturday elected the former al-Anbar provincial governor, Mohammed al-Halbousi, as the new speaker of the Iraqi parliament.
The Iranian Parliament speaker, for his part, hoped that when the new Iraqi government is formed, people will witness further improvement in the political, economic and social conditions and Iraq will move towards more stability, security and well-being.
He also attached great importance to the role that Mohammed al-Halbousi can play in the well-being and successes of Iraqi people and government.
Larijani also congratulated Mohammed al-Halbousi for his new post as the Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq.
Halbusi is the leader of a minor list that is allied with the Islah and Emaar (Reform and Reconstruction), which comprises Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s and Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s lists.