KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is following up closely and fully aware of the situation and developments in Iraq, said the visiting leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar Al-Hakim.
Hakim made the statement during a press conference on Sunday at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Journalists Association, adding he was glad to visit Kuwait again, despite ‘exceptional conditions’ his country is going through.
It is a chance to meet His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, National Assembly Speaker and senior Kuwaiti officials to hold talks on the latest developments in Iraq, and on the Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations as well as regional and international situations and their repercussions on the two sides, he stated.
He noted that both Iraq and Kuwait have similar destiny and conditions, as what is going on in Iraq has an impact on Kuwait, stressing that maintaining stability in Iraq will lead to stability in the whole region, mainly Kuwait.
Hakim said that the situation in Iraq is witnessing breakthroughs, although there is a confusing image, indicating that there are some positive steps, especially those pertaining to the dossiers of security and extremism. He noted that the so-called Islamic State group has become an enemy not only of Iraq, but also of the whole region and its nations.
He affirmed that when Iraq makes progress and achieves victories over terrorists, it then fights against the terrorism on behalf of its Arab and Muslim brothers and the whole world, lauding the recent liberation of Falluja City by the Iraqi forces from the so-called Islamic State.
The city was liberated in a record time, thanks to big efforts and a well-done military plan as well as the close coordination among Iraqi military forces, he said. The Iraqi forces seek to liberate the rest of areas in Falluja, and then moves to the cities of Mosul and Nineveh, the second largest city in Iraq, which the IS announced its capital, he pointed out. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi announced on Friday the liberation of Falluja. – KUNA