Mar 13, 2019 13:18 UTC
  • Grand Ayatatollah Sistani grants audience to Iranian President

In a historic event, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali al-Sistani granted audience in the holy city of Najaf to the visiting Iranian President Hojjat al-Islam Hassan Rouhani on the final day of his state visit to Iraq.

According to reports, President Rouhani sat down with the Grand Ayatollah at his residence on Wednesday after performing pilgrimage to the holy shrine of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Tableb (AS) - the first divinely designated Infallible successor of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).

He is the first Iranian president ever to have formally met Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi were also present at the meeting.

There have been no reports yet about matters discussed at the meeting.