Days after his visit to Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani ordered the military to tighten security along the zero point along the borders with Iran and Türkiye.
An official Iraqi source told Asharq Al-Awsat that border security was “among the most important issues that Al-Sudani discussed with Iranian officials.”
Major General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, announced that the latter ordered the border guards to hold the zero line with Türkiye and Iran to put an end to violations, attacks and clashes between the armed forces of the two countries and Kurdish parties opposed to Ankara and Tehran.
During a press conference in Baghdad on Sunday, Rasool added that the prime minister ordered the armed forces to provide the border command with weapons, equipment and human capabilities to ensure that the borders are well maintained.
“Iraq refuses for its land be used to attack any neighboring country,” he stressed. “We have good relations… and we seek to develop them in a way that serves the interests of Iraq and all its neighbors.”