IRI and Republic of Iraq defense officials share a common table before an elevated portrait of Imam Khomeini
According to FARS News Agency:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and his Iraqi counterpart Sadun Farhan Al-Dulaymi, in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating the bilateral defense ties between the two neighboring nations.
The Iranian and Iraqi defense ministers underlined the need for the further expansion of the bilateral ties and mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Al-Dulaymi also pointed to the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, and said, “The war that Saddam imposed on the two countries’ nations has increased the Iraqi government’s incentive for more intimate relations with Iran.”
Al-Dulaymi is heading a high-ranking delegation to Iran, and his visit takes place at the invitation of Brigadier General Dehqan.
The Iraqi army’s chief of staff as well as the country’s ground force, air force and navy commanders are accompanying Al-Dulaymi during his visit to Iran, which will be his second since he was appointed as Iraq’s defense minister.Definitely not what the Bush administration had in mind when invading Iraq ten years ago.
It's presumed the IRGC is suggesting solutions that previously worked for Iran to be applied in Iraq's current counter-terror efforts, as well as discussing military-related consequences of the ongoing Takfiri fight in neighboring Syria.