Iraq’s top Shia authority Sayyed Ali Sistani expressed his rejection to turning Iraq to a launching pad for harming any other country.
During his meeting with the head of UN mission in Iraq, Sayyed Sistani pointed out that Iraq aspires to have “good and balanced relations” with all of its neighbors “based on mutual interests and without intervention in internal affairs.”
Sayyed Sistani said the new Iraqi government is overwhelmed by major tasks, pointing out that the Iraqis have paid a heavy price in defeating ISIL terrorism.
His Eminence stressed that there was an urgent need to rebuild the war-affected areas. Sayyed Sistani said the Iraqi government has “big tasks” ahead of it and needs to show “signs of progress and success” early on as it combats corruption, improves services, and eases the “suffering of the people, especially in the province of Basra,” according to a statement from his office.
Source: Al-Manar English Website