Iraqi President Fuad Masum said that there are mutual interests between Iraq and Iran that make it difficult for Iraq to commit to US sanctions imposed against Iran.
In an interview with Alhurra news channel on Tuesday, Masum said that the relation between Iraq and Iran is extended.
Speaking about the current problems between the US and Iran after Washington’s withdrawal from an international nuclear deal and reimposition of tough economic sanctions on Terhan, he said Iraq should not take sides by joining one party against another.
On the protests calling for combating corruption in Iraq, Masum urged the security bodies to secure them and protect the public and private property.
Masum said that the security forces should not use weapons to disperse the protesters.