'West benefits from Iraq's insecurity'
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meetng with Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki on October 18, 2010.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the political interests of certain powers lie in creating insecurity in Iraq.
"Despite relative stability in Iraq, the country is still suffering from insecurity and part of this insecurity is resulted from the pressures that are exerted by some powers whose political interests lie in creating insecurity in Iraq," said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday morning.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out that the swift formation of a unity government and the restoration of security in Iraq are the country's two major issues, calling all Iraqi officials to spare no efforts to form a unity government as soon as possible.
"All Iraqi officials and politicians and those who care for Iraq should focus on the prompt formation of a unity government," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated that the formation of an Iraqi government is in the best interests of the Iraqi people.
"The Iraqi nation is a vigilant nation and there is not a possibility of another domination over the country whatsoever,” he also emphasized.
The Leader expressed hope that the United States will end its occupation and the problems of the war-ravaged people of Iraq will be resolved soon.
The Iraqi premier, for his part, described his country's relations with the Islamic Republic as strategic and amicable, urging the necessity of expansion of Iran-Iraq cooperation.