Iran offers military cooperation to Iraq

Iran has expressed its willingness to extend military and security cooperation to its one-time foe Iraq, a report said.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2011, 23:57 PM IST

Tehran: Iran has expressed its willingness to extend military and security cooperation to its one-time foe Iraq, a media report said.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran`s armed forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said that the Islamic republic is ready to expand its military and security cooperation with Iraq, Xinhua reported, citing the Press TV Monday.

In two separate messages to Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Babakir Zebari and Iraq`s acting Defence Minister Sadun al-Dulaymi Sunday, Firouzabadi expressed his country`s satisfaction with the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.

He said that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq was the result of determination and resistance of the Iraqi nation and government.

"We hope the US has learned a lesson from its nine-year occupation and humiliating defeat in Iraq and never thinks about attacking another country," he was quoted as saying.

IANS