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Khamenei says ‘enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq

Al-Arabia – Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Monday that “enemies seek to sow discord” between Iran and Iraq.

“#Iran and #Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t be effective,” Khamenei said on Twitter.

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#Iran and #Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together through faith in God & love for #ImamHussain & the progeny of the Prophet (pbut). This bond will grow stronger day by day.

Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t be effective. https://twitter.com/ar_khamenei/status/1180922270535032833 …الإمام الخامنئي@ar_khameneiإيران و #العراق شعبان ترتبط أجسادهما وقلوبهما وأرواحهما بوسيلة الإيمان بالله وبالمحبّة لأهل البيت وللحسين بن علي؛ وسوف يزداد هذا الارتباط وثاقة يوماً بعد يوم. يسعى الأعداء للتفرقة، لكنهم عجزوا ولن يكون لمؤامرتهم أثر.#الحسين_يجمعنا1,1479:37 PM – Oct 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy456 people are talking about this

State news agency IRNA said the supreme leader was reacting to recent violence in Iraq.

More than 100 people have been killed in Iraq since clashes erupted last week between protesters and security forces, the majority of them demonstrators struck by bullets.

The Iraqi authorities have accused “saboteurs” and unidentified snipers of targeting the protesters.

Iran has urged its citizens planning to take part in a major Shia pilgrimage in Iraq to delay their travel into the country over the violence.

Tehran has close but complicated ties with Baghdad, with significant influence among its Shiite political groups.

The two countries fought a bloody war from 1980 to 1988 and Iran’s influence in the country grew after the US-led invasion of Iraq toppled veteran dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.Last Update: Monday, 7 October 2019 KSA 10:54 – GMT 07:54

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