Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up armed service cooperation and the battle versus “terrorism and extremism”, Iranian media claimed, an accord which is probably to elevate considerations in Washington.
DUBAI: Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up armed service cooperation and the battle versus “terrorism and extremism”, Iranian media claimed, an accord which is probably to elevate considerations in Washington.
Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of knowledge which also lined border protection, logistics and coaching, the official information agency IRNA claimed.
“Extending cooperation and exchanging ordeals in preventing terrorism and extremism, border protection, and instructional, logistical, technical and armed service support are between the provisions of this memorandum,” IRNA claimed right after the signing of the accord in Tehran.
Iran-Iraq ties have enhanced due to the fact Iran’s prolonged-time enemy Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003 and an Iraqi federal government led by Shi’ite Muslims arrived to electrical power. Iran is primarily a Shi’ite nation.
U.S. President Donald Trump has voiced issue more than what he sees as escalating Iranian influence in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, where it is aligned with Shi’ite fighters.
Tensions involving Iran and the United States have heightened due to the fact the election of Trump, who has typically accused Tehran of backing militant teams and destabilising the location.
Before this thirty day period, Trump reported that new threats were emerging from “rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them”.
The U.S. armed service has accused Iran of stoking violence in Iraq by funding, coaching and equipping militias. Iran denies this, blaming the presence of U.S. troops for the violence.
(Reporting by Dubai newsroom Enhancing by Toby Chopra)