Iran’s Rouhani meet Iraqi Shia cleric in Najaf


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Wednesday with prominent Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani as part of his current visit to Iraq. 

According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, Rouhani met with the Shia cleric in Iraq’s southern Najaf province.

The Iranian leader arrived in Iraq on Monday for a three-day visit for talks with Iraqi officials on ways of cementing economic relations between Tehran and Baghdad.

Rouhani met his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, some political and religious leaders as well as tribal representatives in Baghdad.

* Writing by Mohamed Sabry