Iran’s Top General Heads for Syria for Tehran-Damascus-Baghdad Talks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri traveled to Damascus on Sunday to attend trilateral talks with his Syrian and Iraqi counterparts on ways to boost military ties and strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Heading a high-ranking military delegation, Major General Baqeri left Tehran for Damascus to participate in the trilateral meeting with the chiefs of staff of the Iraqi and Syrian armed forces about ways to combat terrorism.
Promoting defense and military cooperation, consulting about the fight against terrorism, and establishing coordination and cooperation among Iran, Iraq and Syria, as well as examining the latest strategies to stabilize and secure the region are among other objectives behind the Iranian top general’s visit.
In recent years, the Middle East region has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist groups, which claim to be Islamic but whose actions are anything but, have been committing heinous crimes not only against non-Muslims, but mostly against Muslims in the region.
Iraq and Syria have been gripped by insurgency with various terrorist groups, including Daesh, fighting their central governments.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of the countries and supports their legitimate governments in the face of foreign-backed militancy.