Iran and Iraq boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported.

Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding which also covered border security, logistics and training, the IRNA news agency reported.

"Extending cooperation and exchanging experiences in fighting terrorism and extremism, border security, and educational, logistical, technical and military support are among the provisions of this memorandum," Reuters cited the agency as saying.

Dehghan said that the signed MoU will set a framework for future cooperation and we hope that it would prepare the ground for serious and effective measures.

The Iraqi minister, for his part, said the agreement was signed in line with the two countries’ common interests.