Masum, al-Hakim assert necessity of holding elections as scheduled

Iraqi president Fuad Masum asserted, in a meeting with the head of the National Alliance Ammar al-Hakim last night, the necessity of holding the parliamentary elections as scheduled.

The two also stressed the importance of enhancing consultations to set the scene for positive environment to accomplish the country's most urgent missions, on top of them comes war on terror.

A statement released after the meeting said that the two politicians also focused on enhancing Iraq's relations regionally and internationally.