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Iran shuts office of Ammar al-Hakim in Tehran-sources


The Iranian authorities have shut down the office of the Supreme Islamic Council after the Shiite leader Ammar al-Hakim resigned from it to form  National Wisdom Movement.

According to UAE media outlets, the Iranian authorities said the council's office will be shut in case they join the newly formed Movement.

The Iranian authorities ceased the services it offers to the office, including the renewal of visas and residency licenses for the Iraqis living there.

On July 24th, Ammar al-Hakim declared the formation of National Wisdom Movement after he withdrew from the Supreme Islamic Council.

Observers say this step annoyed the Iranian regime, as it signals a shift in the policies of Hakim towards the Persian state, given the current rapprochement with Saudi Arabia.