Baghdad : Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has said that Iraq will not be influenced by any party and will always be independent, asserting that stability of the region will not materialise without Iraq’s stability.
In a meeting with tribal elders in Karbala Sunday, Al-Maliki said Iraq respects its responsibilities and commitments towards the international community, and seeking good relations with neighbouring countries.
He called on the neighbouring countries to establish good relations with Iraq because Baghdad would always be strong, free and sovereign.
“We don’t want others to come to Iraq to establish their own type of stability because this is our responsibility… we want them to understand and see Iraq with the big eye which it deserves, and this will push forward stability,” Al-Maliki said.
He made the remarks a day after an Iraqi parliamentary delegation returned from Tehran where the MPs gave the Iranian officials documents and photos proving Iranian involvement in Iraq.
Al-Maliki, meanwhile, said his government has started the real reconstruction process and the rule of law.