In a meeting between the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Akbar Ahmadian, and Iraqi National Security Adviser Qasim al-Araji in Tehran on Sunday, Ahmadian emphasized the imperative need for the comprehensive implementation of a security agreement signed in March. This agreement outlines measures for the disarmament and expulsion of terrorist groups operating in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
Ahmadian highlighted that the security agreement not only ensures the safety of the shared border but also serves as a rational roadmap to eliminate factors contributing to insecurity in both nations and the broader region.
Additionally, the Iranian official underscored the significant potential for enhanced cooperation between Iran and Iraq across various domains, with particular emphasis on bolstering economic ties.
In response, Araji reiterated Iraq's commitment to fulfilling the terms of the security deal with Iran, expressing Baghdad's eagerness to seize every opportunity to strengthen diplomatic ties with Tehran.
The March-signed security agreement binds Iran and Iraq to uphold the principles of good neighborliness and work collaboratively to secure their common border. A key objective of the pact is to put an end to the illegal presence of anti-Iranian armed groups and entities affiliated with the Zionist regime in areas near Iran's northwestern border.