May 18, 2019, 2:59 PM
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Iraq backing Iran in face of US pressures: Top Sunni cleric

Baghdad, May 18, IRNA – Iraq's head of endowment said that the country's people will stand beside Iran in face of inhumane, brutal sanctions imposed by the US.

Sheikh Abdul-Latif al-Hamim, head of the Sunni Endowment of Iraq, in a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said assurance that Tehran will overcome the hard situation it is currently facing.

Describing the strict sanctions Washington has imposed on Iran''s economy, particularly its crude exports, as 'brutal' and 'inhumane', the Iraqi cleric said that Iraqi people will support Iran in the battlefield of confronting the threats.

Iraq has always supported Iran's interests against the arrogant powers, the Iraqi official said, adding that the recent moves by the US in the region are threatening all countries, including Washington's allies.

Iran's ambassador, for his part, emphasized the importance of solidarity among Muslim nations, saying that they have all potentials required for resisting the global arrogance.

He added that any unwise move by the US would lead to regrettable result for Washington.

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