Parliament Speaker Renews Iran’s Support for Iraqi Nation in Anti-Terror Fight


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim in Tehran renewed Iran’s support for the Iraqi government and nation in their ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism.

“Iran will continue to support the Iraqi government and nation in anti-terror campaign,” Larijani said during the meeting in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.

The Iranian parliament speaker underlined that the efforts aimed at creating sectarian conflicts are the main threats to the Muslim world.

“The biggest threat to the security and stability of the Muslim world is to fuel religious differences and provoke conflicts among Muslims,” Larijani added.

He went on to say that Iraq enjoys an important position in the Middle East and called for collective efforts to help the war-stricken country resolve its problems.

Hakim, for his part, said Iran and Iraq must take steps to further develop cordial relations in view of their broad cultural and religious commonalities and similar political and economic interests.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Ammar al-Hakim warned of secret attempts by foreign countries to create rifts among the Iraqi people.

“Mysterious efforts, led by the foreigners, are underway to create rifts among the Iraqi people’s united lines and they should be defused by continued vigilance, sacrifice and increased partnership of all Iraqi groups in the political process,” Shamkhani said during the meeting in Tehran.

He also lauded the Iraqi government and people’s astonishing success against the terrorist groups, and said, “To prevent the revitalization of terrorism, it is necessary that the issue of effective fight against the root causes of extremism and Takfirism as well as their regional promoters and supporters would be on the agenda of the Islamic countries and the international community.”