Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Iran Ready to Support Iraq's War on Terrorism: Speaker

Iran Ready to Support Iraq's War on Terrorism: Speaker

TEHRAN - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined Tehran's preparedness to provide Baghdad with logistical support to help Iraq defeat ISIL terrorists in a shorter time.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to help Iraq and supply that country with logistical and military aid in its campaign against terrorism," Larijani told FNA at the end of his regional tour of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq on Saturday.

He reiterated that the Iraqi military commanders are capable of suppressing terrorism in all parts of their country, and said, "The Iraqi military forces have commanders that are quite capable of training their units without seeking help from other countries' military experts."

On Wednesday, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum thanked Tehran for its continued support for Baghdad in the ongoing war on the Takfiri terrorists, saying that Iran was the first country to rush to Baghdad's aid when ISIL attacked the Muslim nation.

"Iran was the first country that backed up Iraq against the terrorists' invasion at a time when we needed possibilities to fight the terrorists," President Massoum said in a meeting with Larijani in the Iraqi capital. (FNA)