Baghdad – Iraq hopes to develop its political, economic and security relations with its neighbor Iran, in the wake of the election of a new president for this country, and to create a state of balance in the region away from international interference that provokes political crises.
Iraqi deputies and experts believe that the Iraqi-Iranian relations are heading for the better, because the decision will be unified inside Iran, as the elected President Ibrahim Raisi is close to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and relations will witness development at all levels, and Iraq must create a state of balance in its relations. between Washington and Tehran. Read also Al-Kazemi defies the pressures of Iran’s loyalists and approaches Washington and its allies Middle East Eye: Chaos in Iraq is left behind by Iran’s competing centers of power The Washington Post: It is not just an agent of Iran.. this is how it understands the problems of the Iraqi factions
Representative Rashid Al-Azzawi confirmed in an interview with Al-Jazeera Net that the policies of countries do not change with the change of presidents, especially in the context of foreign relations, noting that a major election will be in the interest of Iraq if the government takes advantage of the opportunity, especially since the decision in Iran will be unified.
Al-Azzawi – who is the Secretary-General of the Iraqi Islamic Party – expected that “Iraqi-Iranian relations are moving forward for the better at all levels, and that the coming period will witness a development in relations at all political, economic and security levels, especially since my president has previously visited Iraq and met with most political leaders to crystallize and develop relations.” between the two sides.”
Iraq looks forward to relations based on common interests with neighboring Iran, which has borders of more than 1,000 square kilometers, especially as the country seeks to develop its relations with all countries of the world, says a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives, Representative Furat Al-Tamimi.
Al-Tamimi confirms to Al-Jazeera Net that “Iraq hopes to solve the water problem with Iran, and that the new Iranian government will seek to find solutions to cut off the water that causes its scarcity within Iraqi territory.”
For his part, security expert Safaa Al-Asam believes that the next stage will be the most difficult for Iraq for several reasons, the most important of which is that he does not want to lose its relations with the United States and America does not want to leave Iraq, as well as expectations of an American-Iranian consensus, which will put Iraq at stake Cooperation with the American and Iranian sides.
Al-Asam told Al-Jazeera Net that “Iran is able to easily solve its problems with Iraq, especially since the Iranian arm inside Iraq is not devoid of strength, and the new government in Iran will have strong relations with Iraq and more than its relations with America, and this may affect Iraq’s security to To some extent, and the picture will become clear over the next six months, and Iraq must create a state of balance in its relations with the two countries.”
Iraqi President Barham Salih was the first Arab president to congratulate the new Iranian president, Ibrahim Raisi. In his congratulatory telegram, he affirmed that Iraq looks forward to strengthening the solid relations with neighboring Iran and its people, which are linked to our people by authentic civilizational, cultural and social ties rooted throughout history, pointing out that Iran has an important role in Stand with the Iraqis in the fight against terrorism and extremism, and help in facing the repercussions that threaten the security and peace of our region, which is beset by conflicts and crises.
In this context, the Director of Al-Rafd Center for Strategic Studies, Dr. Abbas Al-Jubouri, believes that “there are new horizons that will open in the region, especially that a strong leader is able to lead Iran correctly, and this will be reflected in the good relations between Iraq and Iran, and on the political, economic and security levels.”
Immediately after the announcement of his victory in the elections, Raisi invited Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to visit Tehran, which is the first invitation extended by the new Iranian president to the world.
According to the media office of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Al-Kazemi made a phone call with Raisi, in which he stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and his aspiration for more joint cooperation in various fields, especially economic and security, and in the fight against terrorism, in a manner that enhances the security and stability of the two countries and the region.
And the researcher in Iraqi political affairs, Rahim Al-Shammari, believes that the hope for a calm transition of stable relations with the countries of the Middle East concerns everyone.
Al-Shammari told Al-Jazeera Net, “Perhaps the personality of the new Iranian president, who got the highest votes, will constitute a pressure motive from the Iranian people towards peace relations that the countries of the region are looking for, and get rid of the consequences of international interventions that exploit the gap of differences to provoke crises.”