Iraqi President:

Grand Ayatollah Sistani One of the Most Prominent and Source of Pride

Ahlul Bayt News Agency , 15 Jan 2011 16:33

President Jalal Talabani said after visiting the religious authority, the Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, in Najaf: The Grand Ayatollah stressed the necessity to provide services to citizens and combat corruption as well as achieved governmental integrity.

BFnews: During the meeting , Sayed Sistani reiterated congratulations to President Talabani on his re-election for a second presidential term and wished him all the success.

Said President Jalal Talabani, on Friday, he had told Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the new government’s ability to achieve its objectives, the latter called for the fight against corruption in government institutions and the protection of all components of the Iraqi people without exception.

Talabani said during a press conference held in the city of Najaf after meeting Sistani Ali al-Sistani: The latter emphasized the need for the new government for the good of Iraq and provide essential services to the Iraqi people, inform al-Sistani that the new government is serious in achieve the goals required of them and what the Christian citizens are being subjected to.

Talabani added: Sistani emphasized its condemnation of attacks against Christians, the work aims to draw a distinction between the components of the Iraqi people and to discredit him among States, as well as what he suffered Kurds Alvelln during the period of the previous regime after being accused by association because they were Shiite and Kurdish nationalism, citing Sistani as saying that Iraqis are all brothers and can not accept injustice to any one.

Talabani added: The religious authority stressed the need to provide protection to all components of the Iraqi people and the adoption of integrity and combating corruption in government institutions, the value of Sistani’s instructions about the need to work to serve the Iraqi people.

Iraqi president said: Ayatollah Sistani plays an important role in Iraq and surely he is a source of pride.


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