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    Speaker of Iran's Parliament Ali Larijani said on Wednesday, describing terrorists as "enemies of everyone."

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    MOSCOW, December 24 (Sputnik) — Iran helped Iraq in fighting terrorism, and the problem is partially resolved, Speaker of Iran's Parliament Ali Larijani said on Wednesday, as quoted by the Tasnim News Agency.

    "Iraq is involved with the problem of terrorism today, which has been to some extent resolved with Iran's help," Larijani said on his arrival to Baghdad, as quoted by the agency.

    Larijani described terrorists as "enemies of everyone," noting that fighting against terrorists unites people of various religions and different ethnicity in Iraq.

    Larijani is currently on a two-day visit to Iraq. Before arriving in Baghdad, he visited Syria and Lebanon, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad and the head of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah.

    Bilateral relations between Iraq and Iran have significantly improved since the overthrow of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003, during the US-led war. According to media reports, Iran is supporting its fellow Shia neighbor in its struggle against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group by sending military advisers and arms to Iraq. Tehran also supports Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.


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