Tehran: Iran has welcomed withdrawal of the US forces' from Iraq, describing it a ‘great success and political and security achievement' of Iraqis.

The exit of US forces from Iraq was a 'great success and political and security achievement' for the Iraqi people, government, religious scholars, the lawmakers and political groups, Xinhua quoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement.

Iran also said that it would continue its 'constructive role' in Iraq by offering its support to the country's development.

Nearly nine years after the US-led invasion, the US troops withdrew from Iraq in December 2011 as per schedule agreed upon in a security pact between the two countries.

(Agencies)