BAGHDAD Iranian Chief of General Staff, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, announced the agreement between Iran and Iraq on military coordination to confront air threats.
Maj. Gen. Bagheri said after meeting with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Othman al-Ghanmi that "it was agreed during this meeting that the two countries have strong and solid relations, and that Iranian relations with Iraq are different with our relations with other countries, we have common threats and concerns. "
"The various issues were discussed, especially on the Arund River, where the armed forces of the two countries took charge of providing security to carry out this work. Cooperation was also discussed on the course between the Arund River and the Arabian Gulf and the provision of security there," he added.
"We talked about the need to open the Khosrow border crossing to visitors, where the Iraqi side promised to provide security to the methods of frequency of visitors in the province of Diyala, the crossing will be opened soon and Iranian visitors can travel to Syria through Iraq and the visit of Ms. Zainab (p), noting the readiness of the Iraqi and Syrian sides to complete this work.
"We can feel the threat from the western border where the air defense sectors of the two countries are to work together and make more coordination," he said.
He added that the US military presence in Iraq has been discussed. The Iraqi side confirmed that the presence of US forces to train Iraqi forces only is under the control of the Iraqi army.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency