Iran veep returns home from Iraq

IRNA – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri who paid a three-day official visit to Iraq, came back home on Friday.

He wrapped up his visit after making a pilgrimage to holy shrine of First Shia Imam, Imam Ali (AS), in Najaf.

While in Iraq, Jahangiri held separate meetings with several high-ranking Iraqi officials.

He also made a pilgrimage to holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of Shiite Muslims and Aba Al-Fadhel Al-Abbas, the brother of the third Shia Imam in Karbala on Friday.

Jahangiri, arrived in Iraq on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation comprising political and economic officials to help bolster bilateral ties and discuss regional developments with the country’s officials.

Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati were accompanying the First Vice-President in his visit to Iraq.