Iraqi PM to visit Tehran

Politics Materials 5 September 2011 16:14

Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 5 /Trend /

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki will visit Iran in near future, Iranian Journalist Club Agency reported.

During the visit Al-Maliki will discuss Turkey's and Iran's attack on PJAK terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan, expansion of bilateral relations between the countries, attraction of foreign investment to Iraq.

Al-Maliki also plans to visit the United Arab Emirates , Turkey and Qatar.

Iran has recently deployed 5,000 military forces in the northwest of the country along its common border with Iraq to carry out military maneuvers with a view to stabilize the situation on the border area and fight the counterrevolutionary groups.

Members of the terrorist PJAK group - an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - regularly engage in armed clashes with Iranian security forces along the country's western borders with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.