Iran to continue supporting Iraq in defeat terrorism: DM

Iran to continue supporting Iraq in defeat terrorism: DM

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday voiced Tehran’s readiness to continue its full support for Iraq to make sure that the neighboring country will achieve final victory against terrorism.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday voiced Tehran’s readiness to continue its full support for Iraq to make sure that the neighboring country will achieve final victory against terrorism.

In a Sunday meeting with visiting Iraq's National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayad in Tehran, Dehqan said the Islamic Republic is ready to continue its all-out support for the Iraqi military and nation until Baghdad’s final victory against Takfiri terrorists and their backers.

Hailing the recent accomplishments of the Iraqi army in the battle against ISIL (Daesh) as well as the recapture of the strategic northern city of Ramadi from the grip of the terrorists, he stressed that enhanced unity among Shiites and Sunnis in the country will further contribute to the success of the anti-terror campaign.

Faleh al-Fayad, for his part, welcomed the implementation of the nuclear deal finalized by Iran and six world powers in July 2015, and said a new chapter of relations between Iran and the world has been opened.

He further described Iran’s role in fighting terrorism in the region as “key” and “significant”, adding the Islamic Republic’s support contributed to the recent great victories of the Iraqi army.

The Iraqi official went on to say that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are nearing their end and that the trend of the army’s victories will continue with the steadfastness and self-sacrifices of the Iraqi nation.

In the past few years, Iraq has been facing the threat of terrorism, mainly posed by the ISIL terrorist group.

The ISIL militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.

However, a combination of concentrated attacks by the Iraqi military and the volunteer forces, who rushed to take arms after top Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a fatwa calling for fight against the militants, have blunted the edge of the ISIL offensive.

Amid tensions in Iraq, Iran is known as the first country to help the Arab country and has always voiced support for Iraq’s territorial integrity and prosperity.


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