Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has discussed the latest security and political issues with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad.
Alavi has met with Salim al-Jabouri, Iraqi parliament speaker, Ibrahim al-Jafari, foreign minister and Nuri Al-Maliki, former prime minister, who heads the State of Law Coalition political alliance, IRNA news agency reported May 15.
The security situation in Iraq and combating terrorism, as well as the political issues were on the agenda of the talks.
Iran's state-run Press TV also reported that at the meeting with Jafari, Iran's intelligence minister, discussed the bilateral relations with the neighboring country and the latest regional and international developments.
Alavi also underlined the necessity of an international coordination to eliminate the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, aka Daesh) terrorists group.
Reportedly Alavi heading a delegation arrived in Baghdad two days ago and the meetings were held on May 14.
Iran is one of the main allies of the Iraqi government. Some western and Iraqi media have underscored the significant role of Iranian forces in fighting against the IS group. The media reports say Iranian forces have a decisive presence on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Iranian officials said the Islamic Republic only acts as adviser to the Iraqi forces.