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Iranian President Meets Ayatollah Sistani in Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Iraqi city of Najaf.

Before the meeting, Rouhani had visited the holy shrine of  imam, Imam Ali (AS), after arriving in Najaf on Wednesday.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani arrived in Baghdad on Monday at the official invitation of the Iraqi government. It is the Iranian president’s first official visit to Iraq during his tenure.

Rouhani has held meetings with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohamed al-Halbousi, and many other prominent figures.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, Tehran and Baghdad reaffirmed their commitment to enhance bilateral relations in all fields of mutual interest.

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