President Rouhani meets Grand Ayatatollah Sistani in Najaf

In a historic meeting, President Hassan Rouhani has held talks with Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali al-Sistani in the holy city of Najaf on the final day of his landmark visit to the neighboring state.

President Rouhani sat down with Ayatollah Sistani at his residence on Wednesday after visiting the shrine of Imam Ali (AS).

He is the first Iranian president ever to have met with Ayatollah Sistani.

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

So far, there have been no reports about what has been discussed at the meeting. Journalists and photographers are rarely let into Ayatollah Sistani’s meetings.

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