Iran-Iraq Form Joint Security Task Force

Iran and Iraq establish a joint task force to execute the security agreement, singed by the two countries.

According to Mehr News Agency, the statement by the Iraqi government says that the two sides have agreed to form a task force in order to supervise and conduct the items of security agreement.

"Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Mowafaq al-Rubaii met the Iranian intelligence minister and discussed about the security agreement and intelligence cooperation," the statement adds.

The statement also says that "the two sides say that the formation of joint task force helps security and intelligence cooperation between the two countries and strengthens the ties".

Iraqi government announced last month that al-Rubaii met the Iranian intelligence minister and discussed issues such as intelligence cooperation, fighting terrorism and illegal border crossing.

"The meeting was held during Nuri al-Maliki’s visit to Tehran," the statement clarifies.

Mehr News –  2006/10/17

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