Iraqi high-level military delegation visits Iran


September 27th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –

The Iraqi Defense Ministry today announced that the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant General Othman Al Ghanmi, is on an official visit to Iran, amid the escalation of tensions because of the independence referendum in the Iraqi province of Kurdistan. 

“Army’s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Osman Al Ghanmi heads a high-level military delegation that has visited Iran to coordinate efforts on dealing with the Kurdistan Regional Government provocations, and to boost military cooperation between the countries”, the Ministry said in a brief statement posted on its official Facebook page. 

The visit comes within the framework of Baghdad’s responses to the actions of the Kurdistan Regional Government, namely as regards the recent referendum on secession of the Kurdistan province from Iraqi, and whose results will be officially announced tomorrow.

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