Baghdad to Host Iran, Syria, Iraq Trilateral Meeting

Baghdad to Host Iran, Syria, Iraq Trilateral Meeting

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – High-ranking officials from Iran, Syria and Iraq are planned to hold a trilateral meeting in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in the near future, Iran's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced on Monday.

"The meeting will be held in Baghdad and the three countries, which are alongside one another in the Resistance Front against Israel and are fighting terrorism, violence and extremism will participate in it," Rahmani Fazli told reporters in a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart, Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar, in Tehran.

He further expressed the hope that the trilateral meeting would be a prelude to holding a session of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in line with efforts to fight against the phenomenon of terrorism and to serve common interests of the member countries.

Since June 10, 2014, Iraq has witnessed a fresh wave of violence after militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group took control of large swathes of the war-stricken country.

Syria has also been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from the ISIL currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.

The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.

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