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Velayati wraps up Iraq visit

Baghdad, Member of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati left Baghdad for Tehran late on Sunday after his visit to the country and talks with Iraqi political officials and religious scholars.

Velayati visited the neighboring state to take part in the opening ceremony of the Iraqi Forum for Proximity of Islamic Unity and sit down for talks with the country's top-ranking officials on bilateral ties as well as latest regional developments.

During his stay in Iraq, he held talks with Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'fari, Vice President Nouri al-Maliki and President Fouad Masoum on regional developments and ways to promote bilateral ties.

Velayati arrived in Iraq Thursday to attend the inaugural ceremony of a center for proximity of Islamic sects to work under supervision of the Endowment Committee of Iraq's Parliament.

During the ceremony, Velayati criticized deployment of US forces in east Tigris, saying that Resistance Movement drive the US militants out of the region.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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