UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- The UN Security Council welcomed the Iraqi elections completed on Sunday and congratulates the Iraqi people on this positive step in the political development.
In a presidential statement issued late Monday, the council commended the bravery of the millions of Iraqis who, facing adverse conditions, exercised their right to vote.
The council appreciated the efforts of the Iraqi Independent Electoral Commission and the thousands of Iraqi poll workers and election observers.
The council also welcomed recent statements from Iraqi leaders stressing the importance of reconciliation and national unity, said the statement.
Meanwhile, the council said it will continue to follow developments in the coming days and affirm their ongoing support for Iraq's political transition in accordance with Security Council Resolution 1546. Enditem