By John Lee.
President Haider Al-Abadi has congratulated Iran's government and people on the lifting of economic sanctions and the entry into force of the nuclear deal with the major powers.
"We look forward to this historic agreement contributing to the strengthening of security and stability and prosperity of the countries and peoples of the region, especially as it came at a time of great economic and security challenges that require cooperation and uniting efforts to serve the interests of our peoples and the promotion of development and peace."
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(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)