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Iran to aid Iraq until final victory over terrorism

18 January 2016 7:16


Iran’s Defense Minister Dehghan said on Sun. the country fully intends to continue its support for Iraqi government and people until final victory over terrorism and its allies has been achieved.

The remark was made by Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, Iran’s Minister of Defense, in a meeting with the National Security advisor of the Iraqi government, Faleh Fayyaz, in the Iranian capital on Sunday.

During the meeting, the Iranian minister extended his felicitations over the recent victories by Iraqi armed forced in liberating the city of Ramadi, and highlighted the support of the Islamic Republic’s government, nation and army in combating terrorism in Iraq.

General Dehghan deemed the unity among Shias, Sunnis and various religious and ethnic groups in Iraq in fighting terrorism a great achievement, stressing that the unity must continue with even more fervor until and even after a complete victory over ISIL has been achieved.

“The Islamic Republic’s view on Iraq is inclusive of all its existing religious and ethnic groups, and believes the strengthening of political integration in Iraq can lead to further victory and expedite the restoration of peace and security in that country,” said the minister.

Mr. Fayyaz, for his part, extended his congratulations over the lift of anti-Iranian sanctions, saying a new chapter of international cooperation has opened for Iran.

He then referred to the recent victories achieved by Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces, saying ISIL is on the verge of collapse.

“Iran’s assistance in combatting enemies and overcoming them has been highly significant and has allowed Iraqi nation to expedite their victories against terrorism,” he said.

During the meeting, the two sides also discussed and reviewed Iraq’s security developments, especially in regard to combatting ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

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