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Iran denies altering 1975 Algiers agreement

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 (ISNA)-Iran denied claims over its consent to altering 1975 Algiers agreement made by the Iraqi foreign minister deputy Labid Abavi.

Iran's ambassador to Baghdad regarding Labid Abavi's remarks explained an Iraqi board would come to Iran but only to discuss the implementation of Algiers agreement.

"There will be no discussion on changing the terms of this agreement and the board is only heading Iran to talk on dredging Arvand-rud (river)," said Hassan Kazemi Qomi.

Iraq's president has already stated officially that the Algiers agreement is valid and the sides stress on the permanency and preciseness of the land borders and river borders approved in the agreement.

"During the last meeting I had with Talebani, he emphasized that his remarks about 1975 agreement have not been reflected correctly in the media," he added.

Qomi also in answer to a question about Talebani's aim of proposing the plan of a strategic agreement between Iran and Iraq told ISNA "Talebani emphasizes on 1975 agreement but he believes a strategic agreement is needed besides the first one for broadening cooperation due to the prospects."

He also refused the idea that the strategic agreement would nullify Algiers agreement adding the Iraqi president has only presented a plan.

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