Iraqi President Barham Salih received a delegation from the Ahl al-Bayt
World Assembly established by the Iranian government, headed by Mohammad Hasan Akhtari. This came as an
expected visit for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani looms.
During the meeting, the two sides stressed the importance of strengthening ties between Muslims, countering radical thought to promote Islamic unity, and sticking to supreme religious clerics, which serves the interests of Islam and Muslims.
The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly is an international non-governmental organization that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.