(AhlulBayt News Agency) - President Rouhani sent a message to Grand Ayatollah Sistani to congratulate him on the victory of the Iraqi people and the liberation of Mosul, adding: “This victory of the Iraqi people once again proved the position of the Maraji and fatwa to the world”.
President's message is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Distinguished Marja Grand Ayatollah Sistani (His Blessings Be Durable and Continuous)
The victory of the Iraqi people and liberation of Mosul city once again proved the position of the Maraji and fatwa to the world. Three years ago on those days replete with despair and chaos, it was the Maraji and the seminary that brought back the hope and determination required for the fight to the Iraqi society and contributed to people and army’s standing against aggressors.
I congratulate this great victory to your Excellency and the people of Iraq, praying 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