یکشنبه ۱۴ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۰۳:۴۹ - ۴ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
President Khatami and visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on Sunday for “rapid departure” of foreign troops from Iraq. "There is no ambiguity between us and Syria where Iraq is concerned. The solution is a quick end to the occupation, the installation of a popular government representing all Iraqi ethnic and religious groups, and the cooperation of the international community, especially neighboring countries, to establish stability and security," he said.
“The current problem in Iraq was predictable and its origins come from aggression, occupation, and the pride of the Americans,” President Khatami said in an interview aired on Syrian TV, according to state-run Mehr news agency.
"Regarding Iraq, we have always been in agreement with Iran on the need to maintain Iraq's territorial integrity and to establish a representative government there, and on the withdrawal of the occupying forces," President Assad said, adding that Iraq was on top of the agenda of his talks in Tehran.