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    In the context of communication with scientific and cultural elites and competencies, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, visited Mutanabbi Street on Friday December 18th, 2015, and checked the latest publications of publishing houses, as well as the convened activities on the sidelines of the cultural Friday at Mutanabbi Street.
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His Eminence praised the remarkable presence of youths in the street and their perseverance toward knowledge and learning, considering Mutanabbi Street one of the life-insistence scenes that the terrorism wanted to put out.
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    For their part, the intellectuals appraised Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim communication with them, praising the cultural and political activities sponsored by His Eminence such as Diwan Baghdad and the cultural forum. Moreover, they described those activities as an important connecting link between the elites and the political leaders.