Iran, Iraq boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation in the fight against "terrorism and extremism".

Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and Iraqi Defence Minister Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum of understanding in Tehran, which also covered border security, logistics, and training.

Iran-Iraq ties have improved since Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003 and an Iraqi government led by Shi'ite Muslims came to power. Iran is mostly a Shi'ite nation.

Source: VOV5