Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraq is poised to press ahead with its anti-terror war until its liberation from the Takfiri Daesh terror group.
Abadi made the remarks on Thursday during a meeting with visiting Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in Baghdad.
The premier said Iraqi forces would continue their anti-Daesh offensive until the liberation of entire Iraq from the terror outfit.
He expressed hope that the military operations would end soon, urging regional states to offer intelligence and security assistance to Baghdad in its ultimate push to drive the group out of the country.
Velayati, for his part, communicated Tehran’s support for Iraq’s unity and sovereignty.
During the talks, the two discussed anti-terror fight, bilateral relations and important of regional issues.
In an interview with Press TV on Thursday, Velayati said condemned attempts by foreign countries to intervene in Iraq’s internal affairs.
The Iranian official also reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to helping Iraq in its battle to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is against any kind of foreign intervention in the internal affairs of Iraq. We have been informed that the government of Iraq has strongly warned Turkey and other countries in the region that they should not intervene in the internal affairs of Iraq,” said Velayati.
Iran supports “this very important desire of the government and people of Iraq,” the official stressed.
Velayati is in Iraq to attend the 9th session of the Supreme Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, which is slated to be held in Baghdad on Saturday and Sunday.
On Thursday, the Iranian official held separate meetings with Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar Hakim and President Fuad Masum.