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Iran, Iraq to Stage Joint Drills in Persian Gulf.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Iraq are due to stage joint wargames in the Persian Gulf region and Arvand River in the near future, Iranian Border Guards Commander Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee said.

"We will hold joint maneuvers with Iraqi border guards in the Northern part of the Persian Gulf and Arvand River in the first half of the current Iranian year (started on March 20) in a bid to boost the regional security," General Rezayee said on Wednesday.

Noting that the security of the land borders of the country are at a satisfactory level, he said, "Along the Western borders, including from Khuzestan's Husseynia to Ilam and even near Qasr-e Shirin, the oil-rich regions are ready for investments and we have no security concerns there."

In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined the country's continued aid and assistance to the Iraqi government and nation for their ultimate victory against the terrorists.

General Dehqan made the remarks in a meeting with Iraqi National Security Adviser Falih al-Fayyadh in Tehran.

He also described unity among the Shiite, Sunni and other groups in Iraq as a great achievement which should be continued until final victory against the ISIL and even after that.

Fayyad, for his part, appreciated Iran for its important and vital assistance to Baghdad which accelerated the Iraqi nation's victories against terrorism.

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Date:Apr 28, 2016
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