SFP NEWS :
March 7 ,2009 :
1800 HRS PST :
Chairman of IRI System Interests Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani held a 2-hour meeting with prominent Iraqi leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani stressed after the meeting that Ayatollah Sistani's views were equal to his and that they conferred about religious schools in the holy cities of Qom and Najaf as well as issues of Iran, Iraq, region and the world.
"In the meeting, we conferred about the future projects of Iraq holy sites and the unity of Iraqi parties after elections," .
Rafsanjani said the Iraqi Scholar was worried about difference between extremist members of Sunni and Shii sects.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani on Thursday morning visited Imam Ali (PBUH) shrine in the holy city of Najaf. He is due to visit other Iraqi religious leaders including Ayatollah Bashir Najafi and Mohammad Saeed Hakim.
After the meeting, he will visit the Friday Prayers Leader of Najaf, Sayyed Sadraddin al-Qabanchi and other Iraqi religious leaders in the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq office.