President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran has always been supporting a unified and integrated Iraq.

President Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani.

It is a duty for all the regional countries and ethnic groups residing in the region to defend the sovereignty and security of the borders, the president said, adding that the foreign powers have never been considerate for the regional people.

Further details of the meeting will follow.

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