Iraq sends security delegation to Erbil to oversee deal with Iran
Baghdad wants to supervise the implementation of the Iraq-Iran security deal, sending a security delegation to Erbil to oversee it.
Iraq's National Security Advisor, Qassem al-Araji went to Erbil on Monday, chairing a senior security delegation to oversee the implementation of the security agreement between Iraq and Iran.
The trip came at the direction of Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani.
At a joint press conference held in Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian touched upon a number of topics with his Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein, with whom he discussed the implementation of the security agreement between Tehran and Baghdad.
As per the agreement, Kurdish separatists in Iraq are to be disarmed and relocated by September 19.
Indicating that he had engaged in significant discussions with FM Hussein regarding the security agreement earlier that Wednesday, the senior Iranian diplomat emphasized Iran's unwavering commitment to safeguarding its national security.
Deadline not to be extended
In an interview with Iran newspaper, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani revealed that the country would take appropriate action against terrorists in the Kurdistan region, as per an agreement with the Iraqi government.
The deadline previously agreed upon on September 19 would not be extended, the minister noted. He also emphasized that Iran would carry out last-minute assessments before making a decision.
A source divulged to Tasnim that the terror cells have acquiesced to the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s call to disarm and leave the border area. The source explained that "the opposition parties (terrorist secessionist groups) have agreed on relocation to the camps that have been already set up in the provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah," shutting down rumors that the parties had any intention of taking military action.