18 March 2019 - 00:46
News ID: 443952
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Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam ‎‎‎al-Qubanchi ‎praised the visit of the Iranian President Hasan Rouhani ‎with Ayatollah Sistani.‎

RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in ‎‎the ‎‎‎‎‎Iraqi holy city of Najaf’s al-Fatimiyah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid ‎‎Sadruddin ‎‎‎‎‎al-Qubanchi ‎referred to the visit of Iran’s President Hasan Rouhani with Grand Ayatollah ‎Sayyid Ali al-Sistani and said, “Welcoming any plan that would enhance relations between ‎neighbouring countries on the basis of equal rights and the preservation of sovereignty was ‎among the important points that Ayatollah al-Sistani expressed during this meeting.”‎
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The Iraqi Shi’ah scholar ‎added, “The Iraqi people, with the help of their allies, were able to ‎achieve victory over the Daesh terrorist movement and Iran deserves special thanks for its ‎great assistance and support to Iraq.”‎
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Hujjat al-Islam ‎‎‎al-Qubanchi said the third focal point of the issues raised in this meeting was ‎the fight against corruption, improved services and the restriction of weapons to the ‎government and noted, “We hope the Iraqi government can make notable progress in these ‎areas.”‎

In another part of his Friday prayer sermon, His Eminence mentioned the statements of ‎Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, on the necessity ‎of the resignation of the President of the United States, and said, “While she advocates the ‎resignation of Donald Trump, she also speaks in defence of his position saying ‘he has done ‎nothing wrong over the past two years.’ This fact is the reality of the international ‎community and reflects its wretched condition.”‎
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In his sermon on religious issues, he referred to the virtues of the Islamic month of Rajab ‎and said, “Supplicating and seeking forgiveness in this blessed month has many rewards.”‎

Hujjat al-Islam ‎‎‎al-Qubanchi ‎described the successful holding of the commemoration of the ‎martyrdom of the tenth Infallible Imam, ‎Ali ibn Muhammad al-Hadi, in Samarra and thanked ‎the security forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces, in particular the Saraya al-Salam ‎Battalion, for their role in providing security for the pilgrims and the roads leading to the ‎Askariyayn Shrine and mourning camps.”‎

Heading a high-ranking delegation, President Rouhani began his official Iraq visit on March ‎‎11th, which featured several meetings and the signing of memorandums of understanding for ‎the expansion of bilateral ties in various fields.‎

In a historic meeting, President Rouhani ‎held talks with Ayatollah al-Sistani in the holy city of ‎Najaf on the final day of his landmark visit to the neighbouring Arab state.‎

Rasa News Agency

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