First Iraq and Turkey – now Iraq and Iran hold joint military drills

(also: Iraq works with Turkey and Iran to take control of Kurdistan region borders. Iraq also holding military drills with Turkey)

from the Duran

In July of this year, Iraq and Iran signed a military agreement on future military cooperation which helps to solidify the fact that Iran is now Iraq’s most important international partner.

At the time, the agreement was thought to be primarily about Iraq utilizing Iranian military strength and counter-terrorism intelligence in the battle against Salafist/Takfiri terrorism.

Now however, it would appear that the agreement will also pertain to defensive measures against Kurdish secessionist in Iraq, something which Baghdad and Tehran oppose with equal resolve.

Sputnik reports,

“The Armed Forces of Iran and Iraq will hold joint border drills within several days, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Massoud Jazayeri said on Saturday.

‘The joint drills … will be held within several days in border areas,’ Jazayeri said, as quoted by the ISNA news agency.

[read more here]

2 Responses

  1. Will Turkey’s spat with the West over Greater Kurdistan lead to the fracturing of NATO?

    • when the US backed Kurdish terrorism in Turkey to destabilize that nation in preparation for regime change and eventually the breaking off a piece of the country for “Western Kurdistan” did THAT fracture NATO? No. It’s just a little squabling among brothers. Like my foster kittens. They will play and get mad and fight and bite each other for a while but in the end, they will make up and curl up and be sisters in the end..

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