[IRIB report about upcoming Parliamentarian election in Iraq.]
Reporter: 34 days to Parliamentarian election in Iraq. In this election, 6986 people in the form of 205 parties and 27 political coalitions will compete with each other for obtaining 325 seats. Along with these preparations, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Baghdad met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum to once again emphasize on the continuation of Iran’s support for Iraq’s upcoming election.
Fuad Masum: Participation in the election is the duty of all Iraqis so that they can form a popular government consisting of different ethnic and religious groups. And we thank Iran for supporting Iraq.
Iranian ambassador: What is obvious is that the Islamic Republic respects the democratic movement and people’s votes and will support it.
Reporter: Election campaign for Iraqi parliament will start Sunday morning next week.
Beforehand the U.S. has indirectly taken a position regarding this election. In interfering remarks, Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, asked Washington to support political groups that are against Resistance Axis and are for Saudi Arabia.
–U.S. interferences in Iraq’s domestic issues are known to everyone. Unfortunately, they can’t accept coming to power of a popular government, and they are always after a weak Iraq that can be influenced by them.
Reporter: Now the question is why Iraq’s Parliamentarian election is significant. According to the Iraqi constitution, the group that gains most seats in the Parliament will introduce the future prime minister and will have a significant role in electing the president and deputy speaker of the Parliament.
Reporter: Iraq’s Parliamentarian election will be held on May 12.