Zarif Meets Iraq’s Hakim, Hails Religious Leaders Rational Role

Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar Hakim conferred on Monday with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on latest developments.
Hakim, Zarif
Zarif said that rationality, vigilance and constructive role of Iraqi religious leaders in mobilizing the popular forces to thwart the menaces of terrorism is source of pride.

He praised the Iraqi government for bolstering unity and solidarity in the country.

Zarif lauded the policies adopted by the Iraqi politicians to bolster national unity and establishment of close cooperation with Iran in campaign against terrorism as common enemy.

“The huge gathering in Karbala on Arbaeen was manifestation of Islamic unity,” he said.

He thanked the hospitality of the Iraqi people for the Iranian pilgrims.

The Iraqi politician for his part called for expansion of political, economic, commercial and trade ties between the two countries.

Referring to deeply rooted relations between Iran and Iraq, Hakim called for close contribution and cooperation in order to turn challenges into opportunities.

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