During a meeting with visiting Iraqi Minister of Defense Juma Inad Sadoon on Sunday, Iranian Chief of General Staff, Major General Mohamad Hossein Bagheri pointed out the fact that “ as the Americans are looking for the re-emergence of terrorists in the region, Iran-Iraq defense cooperation could be benficial as it provides better security.”
“The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq are two neighboring and brother countries, and their relation and interest is considered to be a deep and long-term one”, he added while emphasizing on extensive relations and historical commonalities between the two countries.
Elsewhere in his remarks he highlighted the fact that “in the present visit, Iraqi officials will visit Iran’s Defense Industries Exhibition as well.”
defense industry and security-related issues, the cooperation and exchange of experiences, and joint military exercises were chief among discussions between the two countries during the meeting.
However, the main goal behind the present visit was mentioned to be “developing and deepening security of the two countries.”