On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, shared with Kut citizens their procession towards sacred Karbala to commemorate the visit on the 40th day of Ashura.
 His Eminence praised the high spirit of the visitors albeit the threats, stressing that such threats will only cause the followers of Ahl-al-Bayt to cling more to Ahl-al-Bayt (AS).