Iran says ‘carefully monitoring’ Iraq protests

Iran says ‘carefully monitoring’ Iraq protests

Iran said Sunday that it is “closely monitoring” developments in neighboring Iraq amid mass protests that have killed scores in the country, Middle East Monitor reported citing Anadolu Agency.

“Iran is carefully monitoring the situation in Iraq,” Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in statements cited by the official IRNA news agency.

He stressed that Iranian authorities support the demands of the Iraqis.

“Iraqi religious and political officials together can achieve goals and help build a better future,” he said.