Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Kharrazi: Iran ready to share experience on democracy with Iraq

Islamic Republic News Agency:
Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here Wednesday in meeting with Iraqi National Parliament Speaker Hajem al-Hassani, "Iran is ready to share its experience on institutionalizing democracy."

During the meeting with the Iraqi speaker, Kharrazi explained Islamic Republic of Iran's electoral system and how the Iranians have managed to institutionalize grassroot democracy in the years after the victory of the Islamic revolution.

He said, "Throughout that process Iran has gained very valuable experiences, that we believe can be of practical use for our Iraqi brethren." ...