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Iran will continue Iraq, Syria advisory missions: Senior official


A senior official says Iran will continue its advisory military assistance to the Iraqi and Syrian governments in their fight against terrorism.

The remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Monday came a day after Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called for an end to Iran’s support for Iraq and Syria in their fight against terrorist groups.

“Iran will proudly and firmly carry on with its advisory assistance to the serious fight against terrorism in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

Iran, he said, deems the assistance “a critical issue that contributes to the security and stability of all the countries in the region and the world.”

Iraqi military forces and popular militia units are currently battling Takfiri terrorists on several fronts. On Monday, Iraqi commanders said their forces have entered Fallujah in a major victory against militants.

Amir-Abdollahian referred to the Fallujah operation and said, “Had it not been for Iran’s assistance and the effective measures of the army and popular forces in Iraq and Syria in the fight against terrorism, there would have been no safe spot in the sensitive West Asia region.”


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