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Tehran, Baghdad sign border cooperation agreement

Tehran, A cooperation agreement was signed between Iran and Iraq border guard commanders in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.

Iranian commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei and his Iraqi counterpart Major General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim al-Hosseini signed the agreement at the 7th joint meeting on Iran-Iraq shared borders.

The 1,609-km shared borders of Iran and Iraq render inevitable the joint specialized meetings between the border guards of the two countries, the Iranian commander said.

A big plot, known as Daesh (ISIS), was fabricated against the region, particularly against Iraq, by the global arrogance, General Rezaei said.

'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 the past.

In the Tuesday meeting, the implementation of some articles in the previous agreements were emphasized, the General said, adding that intelligence cooperation, fighting terrorist and smugglers, as well as illegal movements along border areas, among other things, are included in the agreement signed by the two sides.

The Iraqi commander, heading a delegation, arrived in Tehran.

General al-Hosseini has met with Iran's police commander and the country's commander of border guards.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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