Iran really wants to hold joint army exercises with Iraq, an Iranian news website reported on Monday, potentially improving the alliance and also a link between Baghdad and also Tehran. It comes as an Iranian diplomat frequented Mosul and after a commander of Iran’s air flow defenses indicated Tehran could work with Baghdad on it is air defense requirements. Joint military exercises would be a major part of the alliance between the 2 countries.
Iraq’s 2nd largest party, the Fatah Alliance, is run by Badr Organization head Hadi al-Amiri, who once served alongside the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the 1980s.
However, Iraq also has said it does not want to be in the middle of the present Iran-US tensions. Baghdad was angered when US President Donald Trump indicated that US forces might use Iraq to “watch” Iran.
New electricity agreements were signed between Iraq and also Iran in February, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a strategic trip to Iraq in March in which he signed 22 agreements to boost ties.
Now Iran seems to be taking things to the next level. Photos posted online showed that an Iranian diplomat frequented Mosul this week. Morteza Ebadi, the Iranian consul-general in Erbil, has sought to increase ties with northern Iraq. Rudaw News reported in May that he stated economic trade between the Kurdistan Regional Government and also Iran could increase from $4 billion to $5 billion this year. Mosul, one of Iraq’s biggest cities, is in Nineveh Province next to the KRG.