By: Agence France-Presse
Iran has congratulated Iraq on its declared victory over the Islamic State jihadist group in Mosul and supplied its assist to rebuild the devastated nation.
“Congratulations to brave people and Government of Iraq upon liberation of Mosul,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote late Sunday in a tweet.
“When Iraqis join hands, no limits to what they can achieve.”
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was in Mosul Sunday, formally marking the top of a troublesome marketing campaign to retake the town, the place IS declared its self-styled caliphate three years in the past.
Other Iranian officers had been additionally fast to welcome the victory, Iraq’s greatest but in opposition to the jihadists.
It was a “great achievement in the path to ending the presence and savage actions of the criminal Daesh (IS) group against the Iraqi nation”, stated Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in messages to Abadi and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the nation’s most revered cleric.
“The government, armed forces and the brave nation of Islamic Iran… are prepared to offer aid to the displaced and injured in the war and help rebuild the cities and vital infrastructure in the country,” official information company IRNA quoted Shamkhani as saying.
Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and the chief of workers of Iran’s armed forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, additionally congratulated Abadi, saying they had been prepared to spice up defence and safety ties with Baghdad.