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Publish Date: 14:50 - 08 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 8 - Iraq's head of National Hikmah (wisdom) party urged the country to stand by Iran amid sanctions and economic pressures imposed on Iran by US.

Its Iraq's religious and moral duty to stand by Iran: Iraq's Hakim

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - In his weakly meeting with al-Hikmah members, Sayyed Ammar Hakim pointed out to the US economic war against Iran and said "in this crisis Iraq should be a breathing channel for Iran; its our religious and moral duty to stand by Iran, for the country stood by us in all crises".

"We should best play our role to approximate the approaches as well as to reduce pressure [on Iran], with the collaboration of Iran and international community" Hakim added.

Islamic Republic of Iran, he said, is the strategic depth of Iraq and that 1300 kilometer joint border as well as bilateral ties and interests with Iran is no something to be ignored.

Its Iraq's religious and moral duty to stand by Iran: Iraq's Hakim

"We are sure that Islamic Republic will overcome the crisis with its clever and sage Leader" Sayyed Hakim asserted.

US President Donald Trumpannounced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from a nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.

Trump signed an executive order yesterday on August 7, reimposing many sanctions on Iran to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the Islamic Republic.

Trump also warned that nations that do not gradually reduce their ties to the Iranian economy "risk severe consequences" under the reimposed sanctions.

From then, he repeated time and again his opinion that the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was a "horrible, one-sided deal."

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