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Official: Iran plays key role in victory of Iraqi army

Tehran, Head of Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraq National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyaz said here on Monday that in back history of Iraq people fight against dictator Saddam, Iran had important role in supporting fighters of Iraq.

He made the remarks in a meeting with member of Expediency Council (EC) Ali Akbar Velayati.

Fayyaz said that relations between Iran and Iraq are so wide and expanded and 'we all feel that facing with the same challenges'.

He said that Iran's stances, especially stances of the Supreme Leader were so effective and praiseworthy and played important role in victory of Iraqi army and Hashed al Sha'abi.

All enemies' efforts to sow discord between the two nations have failed and the two people's solidarity and common activities in different fields are important and praiseworthy.

Velayati expressed pleasure for presence of Iraqi delegation in Iran, and extended congratulations to Faleh Fayyaz as a pioneer in popular fight of Iraqi against dictatorship of Saddam regime and other occupants.

He reiterated that the last big victory of the Iraqi nation, which was a historical event, was victory on inhuman and barbaric group of Daesh.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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