Thu, 30 Nov 2023

TEHRAN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A top Iranian security official on Sunday called for implementing a border security agreement with Iraq in a "thorough and precise" manner, according to the official news agency IRNA.

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Akbar Ahmadian made the remarks in a meeting with Iraqi National Security Adviser Qasim al-Araji in Tehran, in which they also discussed other bilateral issues.

Ahmadian said the security agreement signed in late March helps guarantee security along the Iran-Iraq common border, and serves as a suitable roadmap for eliminating insecure elements in the two countries and the region.

The Iraqi official, for his part, highlighted the determination of the Iraqi government and his National Security Council to implement the security agreement.

Under the security deal, Iraq agreed to disarm Kurdish groups deemed by Iran as "terrorists" and based in the Arab country's Kurdistan Region, and relocate them to an alternate camp by the expired deadline of Sept. 19.

The two leaders also touched on established deals in other fields, as well as the two countries' capacities and potential for improving relations.

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