A senior Iranian official said the US obstruction to erode Mosul liberation resulted from its reluctance to end security crisis in West Asia.
"Certain obstruction by the US with the aim of eroding the process of Mosul liberation has been resulted from their reluctance to end security crisis in West Asia,” said Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani in a meeting with Iraqi Vice-president and Secretary-General of Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki here in Tehran.
The ISIL is regressing as operations to liberate Mosul started, Shamkhani said, adding, "No doubt that the operations will be followed up on with will of Iraqi Army and public forces, and that Takfiri terrorists will be no longer able to recharge or devise new plots.
Al-Maliki, for his part, outlined the recent developments in Iraq and its political streams, adding he has visited Iran to improve the comprehensive ties between the two countries and strengthen the power of Resistance Front.
Appreciating Iran’s comprehensive supports to Iraq against terrorism, al-Maliki added that to keep the significant victories over terrorists and their regional and western allies, it is essential for the two countries to identify and remove the barriers in order for improving their political and defense power.