Iran-Iraq signed security cooperation agreement

Iran-Iraq signed security cooperation agreement

Europe News Desk!! Iran and Iraq have signed an agreement on security cooperation in Baghdad. The agreement was signed on Sunday by Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), and Qasim al-Araji, Iraq’s national security adviser. A ceremony was also attended by Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani. According to IRNA news agency, the agreement drawn up in the past months will play a key role in managing and dealing with security challenges posed by hostile actions by anti-Iranian groups based in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. The SNSC chief said that any tension and crisis in the areas along the shared border would undermine the security and peace of both countries and hinder the development of border towns of both the countries. He called for action against those creating tensions, internal or external.

There is a need to eliminate military and intelligence threats from anti-Iran armed groups and mercenaries, as well as US forces based in Iraq, he said. The Iraqi Prime Minister said, the government and people of Iraq always appreciate the support and assistance of their Iranian brothers. He said the signing of the accord between Baghdad and Tehran indicated that Iranian and Iraqi officials see the two countries as united. The Iraqi Prime Minister assured that the Iraqi government would not allow any party to use its land to compromise Iran’s security. Shamkhani arrived in Baghdad on Sunday morning at the invitation of Arazi. He was accompanied by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Mohammadreza Farzin, and two representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the visit, Shamkhani also met with Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Mohammad al-Halbousi, and Faiq Zaidan, head of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council.


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