President Rouhani sent a message to the President of Iraq, Fuad Masum and congratulated him and the Iraqi people on the liberation of Mosul and the final steps of clearing the historical city.
President's message is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Your Excellency Mr Fuad Masum,
The Honourable President of Iraq,
I congratulate your Excellency and the people of Iraq on the liberation of Mosul and the final steps of clearing the historical city.
Positive, security-building developments in Iraq and victory in relentless fight against terrorism and extremism is the fruit of non-stop attempts of the people and military forces, as well as the neighbouring country’s help in clearing the horror of ISIS and annihilation of their sponsors and resources.
It is obvious that with this strength and steadfastness in fighting terrorism, we will be able to bring back security and peace to the Middle East and free the oppressed Muslim people from the nightmare of war and slaughter.
I pray to the Almighty for your Excellency's health and success, and the people of Iraq's felicity and prosperity.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran