The Iraqi official also held talks with a number of Iranian top military officials, including Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri. The Iranian official said Iran and Iraq are boosting security cooperation to ensure regional security and counter “common threats”.
“The situation in the region requires that Iran and Iraq work together to ensure security because the two countries are facing common threats,” he said.
World powers, he continued, created the Daesh terrorist group to wrest control from regional states, but the plot failed due to cooperation between the Iranian and Iraqi nations and warriors.
The top general also said many Iranians were martyred in the path of bringing about security for Iraq. He described General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, senior Iranian and Iraqi anti-terror commanders who were assassinated by the U.S. in 2020, as a symbol of the Tehran-Baghdad unity and brotherhood.
The Iraqi official also held separate meetings with Iran’s Army Chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, and Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami.