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Iran | Ayatollah Khamenei: US is enemy of powerful Iraq and Iran wants dignified, independent Iraq

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday in a meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi said that Iran wants a dignified and independent Iraq and the United States is the enemy of a powerful Iraq.

Ayatollah Khamenei, during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq on Tuesday, Mustafa al-Kazemi, said that the relations between Iran and Iraq are based on many common historical, religious, cultural, customs and traditions in the true sense of the word.

The Leader emphasized that what is very important for the Islamic Republic of Iran in bilateral relations is interests, security, dignity, regional authority and the improvement of the situation in Iraq.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasizing that Iran has never had and will never interfere in the affairs of Iraq, and said: Iran wants a dignified, independent Iraq, while maintaining its territorial integrity and internal unity and cohesion.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution noted: "Iran is definitely opposed to anything that weakens the Iraqi government."

Ayatollah Khamenei added: "Of course, the American view of Iraq is exactly the opposite of Iran's because the United States is literally the enemy and does not agree with an independent, strong Iraq with a majority government supported by people."

Iran's Leader said: "It does not matter to the Americans who the prime minister of Iraq is," they are looking for a government like the administration of Paul Bremer, the American ruler of Iraq in the early days of Saddam's fall."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said: "Iran does not interfere in Iraq's relations with the United States, but expects Iraqi friends to know the United States and know that the US presence in any country is a source of corruption, destruction and destitute."

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized: "The Islamic Republic of Iran expects the decision of the Iraqi government, people and parliament to expel the Americans to be pursued because their presence causes insecurity."

Iran's Leader referred to the US atrocities in the assassinations of Major General Ghasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes as an example of the result made by the US presence in Iraq and said to al-Kazemi: "They killed your guest in your home and explicitly admitted to this crime and this is not small a matter."