Iran renews support for Iraq in war on terrorism

Iran Renews Support for Iraq in War on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danayeefar in a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad renewed his country's support for the Iraqi government and nation in their ongoing war against the terrorist groups.

During the meeting in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, Danayeefar and al-Maliki discussed the latest developments in the war on terrorism and also reviewed political and security situation of Iraq.

Al-Maliki, for his part, pointed to the Nineveh liberation operation and the military operations in its center of Mosul, and said, “The Iraqi forces, including army, Hashd al-Shaabi (volunteer forces) and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are resolved to put an end to Daesh (ISIL) presence in Iraq, particularly after the recent victories in al-Khalediya Island in Anbar province and al-Qayyara to the South of Mosul city.

The former Iraqi Prime Minister, meantime, thanked Iran for rendering support for the Iraqi government and nation in their war against terrorist groups.

In relevant remarks in late August, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani renewed his country's support for the territorial integrity of Iraq.

"Iran is absolutely opposed to disintegration of Iraq, a position supported by high clerical order in Iraq," Larijani said in a meeting with Leader of Iraq's Hezbollah al-Nujaba Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi in Tehran.

Al-Kaabi, for his part, hailed Iran's support for the Iraqi government and nation, and said, “I express my humble gratitude to the Iranian people and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) who stand by our side."

He reiterated that Iranians have sacrificed in Iraq by fighting along their fellow Iraqi and Syrian soldiers in the battle against the terrorist groups.