Iran, Iraq underline expansion of defense cooperation

IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi met with Iraqi Minister of Defense Erfan al-Hiyali here on Sunday.
In the meeting, the two sides underlined expansion of defensive cooperation between the two countries.

Al-Hiyali appreciated Iran’s stances and support for Iraq, especially in fight against Daesh.

He said that history will never forget Iran’s supports for the Iraqi people in the hard times.

Iran’s new Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi submitted his credentials to President Fouad Massoum last week.

Since start of his mission last week, Masjedi has held talks with foreign minister, parliament speaker, prime minister as well as vice-president of Iraq.