Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, praised the loyalist procession of the followers of Ahl-al-Bayt (AS) to commemorate the 40th day of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), greeting their high spirit in keeping moving albeit the security challenges and the weather conditions.
This came during the participation of his Eminence in the procession of visitors from Najaf al-Ashraf towards Karbala on December 19, 2013. 
His Eminence also praised the efforts made by the security systems in order to protect the visitors all the way to Karbala, underlining the necessity of protecting and serving the visitors.