Both countries are Shia majority and have foes in IS as well as Kurdish independence. Now that the former is waning, focusing is switching to the latter.
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that Iranian and Iraqi armed forces have held a joint military drill near the international borders of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region.
The Monday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the ground forces of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying “Iran and Iraq have common enemies and they need to ensure the security of their own borders against threats.”
Iran has already closed its borders and stopped flights to Iraqi Kurdistan airports following a referendum on support for independence from Iraq on Monday.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Parwiz, Kermanshah, Iran
Iran (IR) is estimated to have a population of 79.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 5.3 million.