Iran, Iraq to further increase border cooperation
Iranian and Iraqi border guard officials inked an agreement to further bolster their cooperation in fighting terrorist groups and exchange of intelligence.
The agreement was signed in Tehran on Tuesday by Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei and his Iraqi counterpart Major General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim al-Hosseini at the 7th joint meeting on Iran-Iraq shared borders.
The 1,609-km shared border of Iran and Iraq render inevitable the joint specialized meetings between the border guards of the two countries, General Rezaei said.
He added that a big plot, known as the Daesh, was fabricated in the region, particularly against Iraqi nation, by the global arrogance.
"The enemies' plot was foiled, by the grace of God, and so the American-Israeli Takfiri sedition failed," the Iranian commander added.
He stressed that the achievement made the joint cooperation and border security promotion more important than before.
In the Tuesday meeting, the implementation of some articles in the previous agreements were emphasized, the Iranian general said, adding that intelligence cooperation, fighting terrorists and smugglers, as well as illegal movements along border areas, among other things, are included in the agreement signed by the two sides.