Iranian, Iraqi Air Forces Stress Cooperation in War on Terrorism
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh and his Iraqi counterpart Major General Shihab Jahid in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday underlined cooperation in the fight against the Takfiri terrorists and other threats.
During the meeting, General Nasirzadeh and General Jahid discussed grounds to further reinvigorate mutual cooperation and regional synergy between the two countries.
They also underscored the existence of grounds for cooperation in joint operations, overhauling and maintenance of different aircraft and training human resources.
Cooperation and operational synergy in fighting the Takfiri terrorists and other forces which threaten Iran and Iraq’s sustainable security were among other issues reviewed by the two commanders.
In a relevant development on Saturday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart General Juma Anad Saadoun in Tehran underlined his country’s preparedness to supply the Armed Forces in Iraq with needed weapons and military equipment.
“Thanks to its abundant capacities and infrastructures which are the fruits of the cruel sanctions era after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s defense ministry is ready to provide the Iraqi Armed Forces’ needs to strengthen Iraq’s defense power,” General Hatami said in the meeting.
Earlier this month, Iranian Army Airborne Commander General Yousef Qorbani announced that the Iraqi Army has demanded Iran to sell and mount its indigenous night vision systems on the Arab country’s helicopters.
“The Iraqi airborne officials visited Iran recently and we also decided to pay a reciprocal visit and the Iraqi side was highly interested in purchasing (helicopter) parts from Iran and wanted the Iran-made night vision systems to be mounted on their helicopters,” General Qorbani said.
He noted that Iran is now able to produce 500 helicopter parts, adding that the first indigenously developed helicopter will be manufactured in the country soon.