Iraqi president in Tehran for talks

Iraq’s President Fuad Masum arrived Tuesday in Tehran for a two-day visit expected to focus on the fight against ISIS and also on economic ties. Masum arrived with the Baghdad government’s ministers for trade, tourism and the environment, state media said. and they were welcomed at Mehrabad Airport by Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Iran’s minister for trade, industry and mines. Shiite Iran has been pivotal in efforts to push back ISIS since the jihadis overran large parts of Iraq last June, sending weapons and military advisers who have coordinated fighting on the ground.



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