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Istanbul, Turkey – Officials from Iran, Iraq and Syria will hold a meeting next week to discuss the coordination of efforts by the three countries in the fight against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the region, said Ali Akbar Velayati, a foreign relations adviser in the Iranian government.
After meeting the Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed Shaar, Velayati told reporters in Tehran that the Iranian government is making efforts to increase coordination with Syria and Iraq to eliminate IS group.
Velayati reaffirmed the “important role” of the Syrian-Iranian-Iraqi alliance to deter the Islamic State’s expansion, pointing out that high-ranking security and military officials will participate in the meeting next week “in order to unify the efforts against terrorism in the region”.
In the meantime, the Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani said that the meeting of the three countries “will witness the signing of a protocol on the joint fight against terrorist organizations.”
Noteworthy, this meeting comes in the midst of the Syrian regime’s remarkable decline on ground in its war against the opposition factions on the one hand, and the Islamic State on the other.
Reporting by: Mustafa Hamed
Source: ARA News