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Babylon
03-05-2015, 07:18 PM
Washington: Jones, the first US official to visit the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf


03/05/2015 21:41


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Almada Press / Baghdad The US embassy in Iraq announced the Ambassador Stuart Jones, visited the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf in the first visit by a US official to the shrine since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, and Jones that the American people respect the cultural and religious diversity in Iraq, said that his country also respect the Iraqi people's efforts to preserve the precious historical sites in the country.

The US Embassy said in a statement (Almada Press), a copy of it, that "the US ambassador Stuart Jones visited during his stay, on Wednesday, in Najaf, the Imam Ali shrine and said the province that" the American people respect the cultural and religious rich and varied in Iraq heritage, as well as efforts Iraqi people to preserve the precious historical sites of this country. " Jones added that "Iraq and the United States are similar in the traditions of the ethnic and religious diversity, and we appreciate the importance of acceptance and tolerance."

The visit Ambassador Stuart Jones, to the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf is the first visit by a US official and ambassador to the shrine since the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein by US forces in 2003. The US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones confirmed, on Wednesday, that the Iraqi government did not request the assistance of the international coalition in the ongoing now in Salahuddin military operations, and pointed out that the US forces were present in the liberation of hand fighting al-Baghdadi in Anbar, in what was described accusations directed at his country's support (Daash) as "very silly stories." The US ambassador in Baghdad, Stuart Jones, arrived on Wednesday, to Najaf to discuss several issues with local government. It was Jones has been officially appointed in Iraq in June of 2014, after he served as deputy US ambassador to Iraq in 2011 before he was appointed ambassador to the United States of America in Jordan, to return to Iraq again as ambassador.



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