Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi on Saturday discussed with the ambassador of Britain, France and Germany about the Iranian nuclear file and ways to find peaceful solutions to avoid risks of tensions.

Abdul Mahdi received the three ambassadors in Baghdad, and “discussed with them cooperation and coordination on various issues of common concern, foremost of which is the nuclear file crisis”, according to the statement from PM office.

Both sides expressed “identical position toward reducing escalation and reaching peaceful solutions to avoid more risks in the region and in the world,” the statement further said.

The meeting came amid tensions in the Middle East region between the US and Iran, as Iraq previously offered mediation in the crisis.

Earlier in May, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with them.

(With IANS inputs)