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Zanoun calls for permanent committee for Palestine in Iraq's Parl't


Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi affirmed the "brotherly" relations between Iraq and Palestine during his meeting with Salim Zanoun, chairman of the Palestinian National Council, on Wednesday.

Zanoun, along with his accompanying delegation, expressed keenness to have a permanent committee for Palestine in the Iraqi parliament, as in the case of Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, a statement by Halbousi's office read.

During the meeting, Halbousi said that the leadership and people of Iraq are committed to a unified stance toward the Palestinian cause, defining Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, the statement added.

Due to the Palestinian struggle against Israel, Iraq has been a firm supporter of the Arab League boycott of Israel. Its passports are not valid for travel to Israel.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 23 January 2019 10:57 PM