Tehran seeks to strengthen defense cooperation with Baghdad: general
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces said Iran and Iraq have started mutual defense cooperation.
Tehran wants to strengthen its defense cooperation with Baghdad, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, said on Sunday.
On the sidelines of his meeting with the President of the Iraqi Defense University for Advanced Military Studies, Lt. Gen. Saad Mizher Mohsen Al-Alaq, Nasirzadeh stressed that Iran and Iraq enjoy many good capabilities and commonalities, adding that the countries have started mutual cooperation. in the field of defence.
The Iranian brigadier stressed that the region where Iran and Iraq are located is of paramount importance, adding that in addition to their geopolitical position, they have many energy reserves, which has led some arrogant world and country politicians to think about exploiting the resources of both countries.
Nasirzadeh stressed that ensuring the security and interests of Iran and Iraq requires mutual cooperation, adding that increased interaction will also strengthen economic cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad.
For his part, Al-Alaq stressed the “need to strengthen joint cooperation among all countries in the region to combat terrorism”, indicating that an information exchange center has been set up between the Iraq, Iran, Syria and Russia to strengthen their cooperation on the international scene. arrange.
It should be noted that on July 18, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discussed in a phone call with his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein some issues of common interest in the field of bilateral relations, as well as major developments on the regional scene, in particular concerning the talks between Tehran and Riyadh.