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Iran, Iraq defense ministers vow to broaden defense cooperation

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Baghdad, May 18, IRNA -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan conferred on Monday with his Iraqi counterpart Khaled al-Obeidi on expansion of defense cooperation between the two countries.

Iran's defense minister is currently on a visit to Iraq at the official invitation extended by his Iraqi counterpart.

On the first round of talks, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan expressed satisfaction over the visit to Iraq and said that relations are very deeply rooted.

Referring to successful visit of Iraqi president to Tehran and his meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader and president, he said 'We are here to show our firm determination to implement the agreements and help broaden mutual cooperation, remove challenges and the security crisis.'

Tehran is determined to broaden relations and cooperation with the Iraqi government in various defensive and security fields, said the Iranian defense minister.

Iran fully backs the Iraqi government and nation and spares no efforts to support them in their campaign against terrorism, he said.

He expressed the hope that during the current visit to Iraq to be able to take concrete action to help eradicate Zionist-Takfiri and criminal terrorists.

He termed Daesh terrorists the root-cause of regional insecurities.

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