Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani said that the security of Iran and Iraq is ‘an integrated and indivisible unit’, speaking at a press conference with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on Tuesday.
“We emphasised the commitment of the Iraqi administration to develop cooperation and arrangement with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields situated in line with the depth of these relations and mutual interests,” Al Sudani said.
During the visit, the two leaders discussed economic ties and energy cooperation between the two countries, including a deal about exporting and refining oil and gas.
“These projects, according to previous memorandums of understanding, will be activated and discussed during this visit and another visit in Baghdad,” the prime minister said.
For his part, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi condemned the US presence in Iraq, saying did not provide the region with security, however, it destabilised the region.
“The presence of the US did not provide security in Afghanistan and Iraq, it would not be security-providing at any other point in the region, and surely their exit from the region could help the security of the region effectively,” Raisi explained.
The visit comes weeks after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reportedly launched missile and drone strikes targeting Kurdish opposition groups in Iraq’s Kurdistan