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Iran Hails Iraqi Referendum

17 October 2005 -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry today praised Iraq's 15 October constitutional referendum, saying it represents a display of national unity.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki released a statement saying the referendum is an "important step that determines a bright future for Iraq."

In the statement, the Iranian foreign minister also expresses Tehran's full support for the Iraqi people and their elected government.


For RFE/RL's full coverage of Iraq's constitutional referendum, see "Iraq Votes: Constitution Referendum"