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Iran official, Iraq’s premier meet, stress unity in terror fight

22 March 2016 11:28


The head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations has met with Iraq’s prime minister to discuss regional cooperation in assisting the Iraqi government in its fight against terror.

Kamal Kharrazi, who formerly served as Iran’s foreign minister, met with Haider al-Abadi in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday.

The two sides emphasized the importance of aligning regional efforts in the battle against terrorism.

Kharrazi also met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ja’afri.

Iraq has been engaged in the fight against the terrorists of the Takfiri Daesh group since the summer of 2014, when the militants took control of the major city of Mosul in the north and some other areas in Iraq.

Volunteer fighters have assisted the army of Iraq in the battle. The allied forces have managed to liberate several cities and towns from Daesh over the past months.

Iran has also been providing advisory aid to Iraq in the fight against terror.

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