National Security Adviser Qasim Al-Araji confirmed that the previous US government's desire was to make Iraq an arena for settling scores.
The media office of the National Security Adviser said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the National Security Adviser, Qasim Al-Araji, received in his office today, Monday, the French ambassador in Baghdad, Eric Chevalier," noting that "the two sides discussed the latest developments in the political and security situation in the region, They also reviewed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Paris and the importance of completing the construction of the French hospital in Sinjar district, stressing the importance of strengthening bilateral relations, in a manner that serves the interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.
On the airport crime, which killed the martyr Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and the guest of Iraq, Major General Qassem Soleimani and their companions, Al-Araji stressed that it was a "crime of a vicious assault and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty," noting that "the will of the previous US government wanted to make Iraq an ground for settling accounts."
Al-Araji praised the "Saudi-Iranian talks," noting that "Iraq refuses to make its territory an arena for spying on neighbors, but to be an arena for meeting brothers and friends
For his part, the French ambassador praised the recent demonstrations on the anniversary of the airport incident, noting that "the demonstrations were disciplined and took place without events.
He expressed his country's support for any Iraqi government, stressing France's support for Iraqi sovereignty.