Tehran, Baghdad sign deal boosting cooperation

Orient Net | 2017-07-23 20:58 Damascuss

Tehran, Baghdad sign deal boosting cooperation (Photo: Twitter)
Tehran and and Baghdad signed today an agreement to boost military cooperation and counter "terrorism and extremism," a deal likely to trigger concerns in the United States.
Iranian news agencies reported that the memorandum of understanding signed by the two regimes’ defense ministers on July 23 also covers border security, technical and military support, and logistics and training.
Iran and Iraq fought a bloody 1980-88 war during the reign of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. But bilateral ties have improved after Hussein was ousted in 2003 by the US and a government led by Shia Muslims took power in Baghdad.