Iraq’s Hakim Proposes Regional Summit

Iraq’s Hakim Proposes Regional SummitIraq’s Hakim Proposes Regional Summit

Leader of Iraq’s National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim has called for a regional summit with the participation of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt.

In a statement on Saturday, Hakim asked the five countries to hold a summit and resolve their differences through negotiations, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Stressing that no country has benefited from wars and conflicts, he said peace and security can only be achieved through dialogue.

The cleric noted that today’s world is the world of “balanced relations” with all countries and urged the regional states to remain unified in the face of foreign power interventions.

His remarks came after US President Donald Trump arrived in the Saudi capital on Saturday on the first leg of a nine-day overseas tour.

The US president was scheduled to outline his vision for US-Muslim relations to an audience of more than 50 leaders of Muslim countries attending the “Arab Islamic American Summit” on Sunday. In the speech, Trump was expected to hail the Saudi government, which is at odds with Iran over various issues, as a strong Muslim ally and a partner in the fight against extremism.


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