In a meeting on Monday in Tehran, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Oil Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki discussed watys for the enhancement of bilateral ties between Tehran and Baghdad.
The 2 officials reiterated the need for cooperation in fighting terrorism, and stated that other regional countries should also coordinate efforts to meet such threats.
Iraq has been facing a growing terrorist trend, mainly posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group since 2014.
The terrorist group made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over summer 2014, following their seizure of large territories of northern Syria.
After several air raids by the US-lead coalition proved to be useless in grounding the terrorist group, the Iraqi Army, aided especially by Kurdish peshmarga fought them back and managed to retake several areas from them.
Meanwhile, Iran has repeatedly urged support for the Iraqi government and has itself been in pioneer with its military advices which it has offered to Iraq’s army.