Rouhani opposes foreign interference in Iraq, underlines western neighbor's security, stability

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President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed Iran’s opposition to any foreign interference in Iraq, saying security, integrity, peace and tranquility in the Arab state are among top priorities of the Islamic Republic. “We oppose any foreign interference in Iraq’s internal affairs and consider it a detriment to this country and the entire region,” Rouhani said in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Saturday. He added that the presence of US troops in regional countries, including Iraq, is the cause of instability and insecurity, saying, “The Americans have always played a destructive role in the region.”

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