The Iranian government praised on Monday Iraq’s elections as a continuation of the democratic process.
"The parliamentary elections that took place in Iraq yesterday are a continuation of the democratic process in this country," Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh said at a press conference followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
"We believe that this country is on the right path to democracy," he said.
On Sunday, Kuwait's Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah sent two congratulatory messages to President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on the success of the elections in Iraq.
"The Emir of Kuwait praised the popular participation in the elections and the keenness shown by the Iraqi people to perform their national duty to choose their representatives in the parliament in order to ensure the progress and prosperity of the Iraqi people."