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Abd al-Mahdi meets with Kata'ib Hezbollah leader in Tehran: source

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An informed source has revealed news that Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi took part in an undeclared meeting with Iraqi militia Kata'ib Hezbollah during his recent visit to Tehran.

“Abd al-Mahdi’s visit coincided with a visit by a leader from Iraq's Kata'ib Hezbollah to Tehran. There has been mediation between Abd al-Mahdi and Kata'ib [Hezbollah] sponsored by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,” the source said.

The mediation, according to the source, “resulted in a dialogue between the sides, which will be resumed in Baghdad.”

Kata'ib Hezbollah previously issued a statement expressing reservations against Abd al-Mahdi’s decree which ordered restructuring of the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) to become part of the regular army as a parallel state structure similar to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Last Modified: Saturday، 27 July 2019 04:50 AM
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