The Iraqi embassy in Cairo denied the Gulf media reported an unofficial source that "Iran is negotiating Saudi Arabia، and that the Iraqi president proposed to mediate and carry a message to Riyadh from his Iranian counterpart."
"We confirm that this news is absolutely untrue،” Iraqi embassy in Cairo said in a statement.
“We stress the need to take accurate information from its reliable sources، which is in line with the professional charters of the media،" the statement said.
"As for the details of President Barham Saleh's recent tour، we reaffirm that Iraq is not playing the role of mediation as much as it seeks to spare Iraq the repercussions of the conflict in the region.
"Iraq is a point of convergence of common interests between its Arab and regional environment in the pursuit of friendship and brotherhood، while maintaining full sovereignty and respect for other countries،" he said.