Late Talabani key figure in fighting Saddam: Iran
Tehran, Oct. 4, 2017(IRNA) – Speaker of Majlis (Iran's Parliament) expressed his condolences over Iraqi former president Jalal Talabani's demise on Wednesday, saying Talabani was a prominent figure in the fight against Saddam's regime.
Ali Larijani said, 'Talabani fought Saddam for a very long time', and even during Iran's eight-year holy defense against Saddam's regime, he fought with the regime of the executed former dictator alongside Iran.
Larijani said that Talabani was among influential figures after the democratic establishment took shape in the country and, as the president of Iraq, he played his key role in the process.
Iran Majlis speaker added that Talabani had good relations with Iran during his presidency and he is, in fact, 'one of the unforgettable faces' of contemporary Iraq.