Velayati:

Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening aims at rooting out Takfiri thought

Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening aims at rooting out Takfiri thought

Secretary-General of the Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali-Akbar Velayati has said that the aim of an Assembly meeting in Baghdad is to root out the Takfiri thought which is one of the main problems of the Islamic world.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Velayati, also a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks during a joint press conference held in Baghdad on Thursday after he met with Head of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq Ammar Hakim.

Velayati travelled to Iraq on Wednesday to participate in the 9th meeting of the supreme council of the Global Assembly of Islamic Awakening.

He told reporters at the conference that the fact that most of the participants in the meeting are from some 22 Sunni Muslim countries and a few of them are from Shia countries has indicated the unity and solidarity among all Muslim nations.

He also stressed that Iran would continue its support for Iraq as the latter is an 'oppressed country which was occupied by the US and liberated later with the help of God and is now being ruled completely based on democracy.'

Meanwhile, Hakim told reporters that the Assembly meeting is being held in Baghdad while Mosul liberation operation is underway in north of the country.

He noted that the Daesh (ISIS) terrorists are not only considered a threat for Iraq but for the entire world.

Hakim noted that the Assembly meeting aims at briefing the Shiite and Sunni Muslims and scholars on the latest developments in the Islamic world.

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