Iranian ambassador meets Jalal Talabani
Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danaeifar conferred with former Iraqi President and Leader of Iraq's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Jalal Talabani on the latter's health conditions and the latest developments in Iraq.

During the meeting in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymania yesterday, the two sides discussed the latest regional developments and bilateral ties as well, Fars News Agency reported.

During the meeting, Talabani also informed the Iranian diplomat of the latest conditions of his health recovery from an illness which had kept him hospitalized in Germany for months.

Talabani spent most of his life in campaign against the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and after fall of Iraqi dictatorship in the year 2003 was among top politicians who played leading role in the Iraqi democratic process.

The former president played significant role in resolving Iraq dispute over change of the Iraqi prime minister.

During his stay in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the Iranian ambassador held talks with some other senior political figures, including former Iraqi Prime Minister Barham Salih and Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani on regional developments.

The Iraqi Kurdistan regional government officials underlined friendship between Iran and the Kurdistan region of Iraq and thanked Iran for its supports for the campaign against the ISIL terrorist group.

Earlier this month, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani underscored Iran's wise approach towards recent incidents in Iraq, particularly the rise of terrorism by the ISIL and its threats to Kurdish communities in the crisis-hit country.

 In a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, Barzani emphasized that Iran has always been a good supporter and defender of the Kurds in practice.

"I am sure that the friendly relations, reciprocal contributions, and peaceful and brotherly coexistence between the Iranian nation and the Iraqi Kurdistan will not only continue, but also further strengthen," Barzani stressed.

He further added that ever since the beginning of the ISIL threat and the emergence of the refugee crisis, the continuous flow of Iranian relief, food, and medical aid for the Iraqi Kurdistan region has been a great blessing for the Iraqi Kurds.

News Code: 8135  |  Date: 2014/08/21  |  Time: 8 : 39

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