Iran and Iraq vow to fight terror in new accord boosting military cooperation
Iran and neighbouring Iraq inked an agreement to bolster military cooperation and the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism on Sunday, according to Iranian media reports.
Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed the deal, which also noted border security, logistics and training, the official news agency IRNA reported.
"Extending cooperation and exchanging experiences in fighting terrorism and extremism, border security, and educational, logistical, technical and military support are among the provisions of this memorandum," IRNA reported.
Relations between the neighbouring nations improved dramatically following the 2003 US-led war which captured and killed former Iranian enemy Saddam Hussein, and instated a friendly Shia-led government in Baghdad.
Iran has been heavily involved in Iraq's fight against the Islamic State group, which has lost swathes of land it captured in 2014.
Earlier this month, Baghdad declared the liberation of Mosul - IS' last held bastion in Iraq - after a military operation that lasted some nine months.