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Iraqi Delegation to Visit Iran for More Help in War on ISIL

2 February 2015 13:21

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Iraqi Parliamentary officials said the country is seeking Iran’s further assistance in the ongoing fight against the ISIL terrorists, adding that an Iraqi delegation plans to visit Tehran to the same end.Iraq Abadi

“An Iraqi delegation from Salahuddin provincial governor council will visit Tehran in the coming days to demand Iran’s help in winning back control over those regions of Salahuddin province which are currently under ISIL control,” Masha’an al-Jabouri wrote on his facebook page.

He reminded the geographical proximity and religious commonalities of Iran and Iraq, and said, “Requesting help from Iran is much more beneficial to Iraq and Salahuddin than asking for the United States’ aid.”

He noted that the Iraqi delegation will also pursue expansion of bilateral ties as well as safety of Iranian pilgrims visiting the holy Shiite shrines in the city of Samarra.

In late January, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi lauded Iran’s assistance to his country in fighting terrorism, describing Tehran as a reliable military partner.

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