MNA – Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistical Support, condemned the hypocrisy of those countries which claimed to be fighting ISIL but supported the terrorists in Iraq.
“I am very happy that I am meeting an Iraqi minister in Baghdad at a time that the economic, security, and social status of Iraq is growing after the eradication of the ISIL,” said Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistical Support, on Wednesday.
The Iranian senior official made the remarks while meeting with Iraqi Minister of Communications Hassan Kazem Al-Rashed.
“The people of Iraq have endured many difficulties and pains in the last couple of years in war against Takfirist and terrorist groups,” added the Iranian minister of defense.
“We are grateful to God for the more stable situation of Iraq of today as the terrorist group of ISIL has practically lost the occupied territories and been defeated in Iraq completely,” highlighted Brig. Gen. Hatami.
“The era of war against the ISIL was a historic age of lessons as Iran and Iraq both identified their real friends and enemies and the fake proponents of fighting the ISIL were exposed,” he asserted.
“While many government called for war on terror at the time of ISIL crisis in Iraq, practically many of those were abusing terrorist to reach their own goals and they supported them,” reiterated the defense minister.
He underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran is honest in its resolute determination to help and support the people of Iraq and Syria and added, “Unfortunately, some are launching psychological warfare with the aim to spread Iranophobia and Shiaphobia in the region but the realities of the region demonstrated that they are total lies and the Islamic Republic of Iran is benevolent ion its call for the wronged people of the region.”
“We are after reconstructing Iraq as the continuation of the path to bolster and improve the power of Iraq in war against terrorism and being along with the Iraqi nation and government is a part of our faith and belief,” he maintained.
The Iraqi minister, for his part, voiced hope that as Iran has been very supportive of Iraq in the time to fight against terrorism, to be strongly in support of Iraqis in the time of re-constructing Iraq.