Iran’s Rouhani arrives in Najaf

IRNA – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani who is on a three-day tour to Iraq, arrived in the central-south city of Najaf Wednesday morning.

He will visit the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS), the first Imam of Shia Muslims.

The Iranian president arrived in Baghdad on Monday and met with senior Iraqi officials and elites in Baghdad, and visited holy places in Karbala.

The intensive talks culminated to five documents of cooperation.

The two sides on Tuesday released a joint statement on the framework of cooperation, including a bilateral free-visa plan and cleaning up the Arvand Rud River, known as Shat Al-Arab in Iraq.

The river constitutes the shared border of Iran and Iraq on its southern end.