Iraqi FM makes secret trip to Iran, report

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has secretly sent his foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to Tehran to win Iran’s support for his government, al-Iraq News quoted sources close to the Islamic Dawa Party as saying.

Al-Jaafari reportedly went to Tehran last week and held talks with senior Iranian officials on the Iraqi developments, asking Iran to help stop alleged anti-government measures by former premier Nouri al-Maliki.The Iraqi top diplomat is said to have asked Major General Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, to personally command the military operation – backed by popular forces – in al-Anbar.

By Iran Front Page