Iranian, Iraqi officials discuss expansion of security cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danayeefar and Iraqi Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Qabban explored new ways for widening and deepening Tehran-Baghdad security ties.

In a meeting on Saturday, the two sides discussed ways to provide security for pilgrims during the Islamic months of Moharram and Safar.

Danayeefar voiced the country’s readiness to transfer its experiences in anti-terrorism campaign to Iraqi side.

The Iraqi minister, for his part, appreciated Iran’s support and help especially during the current fight against terrorists.

Late in October, Iranian and Iraqi border commanders in a meeting in Baghdad discussed major security concerns along the two countries’ shared borders.

Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee and his Iraqi counterpart Major General Hussein Al-Awadhi exchanged views on the latest security conditions along the two countries’ 1400-kilometer-long borders in their fourth joint meeting.

Each year, and specially in the early days of November, hundreds of thousands of Iranian Muslims visit the holy Shiite shrines in the Iraqi cities of Karbala and Najaf.

Iran and Iraq have a 1,400-km shared  border.

By Fars News Agency


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