Abdul Mahdi will visit Kuwait on Wednesday and announce the dispatch of delegations to end tensions between America and Iran

2019/05/21 07:33:51

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced on Tuesday a visit to Kuwait on Wednesday, revealing that the federal government would send delegations to Washington and Tehran to end the tension between the two sides.

“We will visit Kuwait tomorrow to discuss common issues between the two countries,” Abdul-Mahdi said at a weekly conference. “We will discuss cooperation and joint action in Kuwait to ease tensions in the region.”

“Iraq has high-level contacts and a very close vision of the European vision to resolve the regional crisis,” he said. “We will send delegations to Tehran and Washington to end the tension between the two sides.”

“Iraq’s openness to the international community has given it an important role in resolving regional issues,” he said, adding that “it is our responsibility to defend Iraq and its people to secure the threat of war.”

“The Iranian and US officials have assured us that they do not want to go to war,” he said. “We are in the process of transferring messages between Washington and Tehran and we are trying to defuse the crisis by taking advantage of our diplomatic relationship.”

“We have developed strategic alternatives in the event of closure of the Strait of Hormuz,” Abdul Mahdi said, noting that “the multiple ports of oil export is a strategic project and we have work in this regard.”



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