Senior Cleric: Iran Respecting Iraq’s Territorial Integrity

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SHAFAQNA – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami reiterated that Iran backs Iraq in its campaign against the Takfiri terrorists, reminding that the Islamic Republic has always supported the territorial integrity of its neighboring countries.Addressing a large and fervent congregation of people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Khatami said, “Iran supports Iraq’s territorial integrity.”

He underlined that Iran’s aids to Iraq are aimed at foiling the enemies’ plots hatched to disintegrate the Arab Muslim country.Last month, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum praised Tehran’s unsparing assistance to Baghdad to defend the country against the ISIL terrorist group’s massive attacks as a much respectable move.Massoum said that Iran, as a neighboring country which shares over one thousand kilometers of borders with Iraq, has helped Baghdad confront the criminal ISIL terrorists.

He further added that Iran had provided Baghdad security forces with military counseling even before rise of the ISIL in Iraq.Massoum said his government appreciated the help.In January, Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force Brigadier General Esmayeel Qaani underlined Tehran’s continued logistical and advising support for Baghdad and Damascus in their campaign against terrorist groups.

“This (Quds force’s assistance) is not a military presence (in Iraq or Syria), but it is military counseling that has persuaded resistance forces in Iraq and Syria to be determined in their fights against extremists and terrorists,” the Iranian commander said.

Source : Farsnews.com

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