Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari and new Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi conferred on the two countries’ cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups. During the meeting in Baghdad , Jafari lauded Iran’s assistance and cooperation with Iraq in different sensitive and decisive periods of time. “Iran’s standing beside the Iraqi nation and government in hard times has further expanded the relations between the two countries”, he added. The two high-ranking diplomats also discussed bilateral ties, cooperation in the war on terrorism and the latest developments in the region, specially in Iraq. Masjedi, for his part, underlined the abundant potentials existing in the two neighboring, friendly and brotherly countries in all fields, and expressed the hope that bilateral relations would further develop in all arenas, specially in economic sector. In relevant remarks, Masjedi renewed Iran’s support for the Iraqi government and nation in their ongoing fight against the terrorist groups.