Iran backs choice of new Iraq PM: Top official

Iran, a key ally of Iraq`s sidelined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said Tuesday it backed the legal process to pick his replacement, following the nomination of Haidar al-Abadi as new head of government.

Tehran: Iran, a key ally of Iraq`s sidelined Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said Tuesday it backed the legal process to pick his replacement, following the nomination of Haidar al-Abadi as new head of government.

Ali Shamkhani, secretary and representative of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Iran`s Supreme National Security Council, made the remarks at a meeting of Iranian ambassadors in Tehran, the Fars news agency said.
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