T-72 MBTs of 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (circa 2005), of similar type used by Iran's military
According to PressTV:
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi says if necessary, the Islamic Republic is prepared to give military equipment to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda.
Asked about some Iraqi media reports that Baghdad is seeking help from Iran and the US to assist its operations against al-Qaeda, Hejazi said on Sunday that no official request has been made on Iran in this regard.
“Nothing has been discussed about a joint operation against Takfiri terrorists, but if Iraqis need equipment and consultation, we will help them,” the Iranian commander added.Iraq has been leveraging support in its war against al-Qaeda, requesting additional firepower in the form of American arms deliveries, while at the same time signalling potential support from Iran. For their part the Iranians have been supporting military efforts against al-Qaeda and related Takfiri elements for some time now in neighboring Syria.
Clearly the regional al-Qaeda (AQ) threat that emerged as an unintended consequence of the U.S. invasion of Iraq transited from Iraq into Syria as a result of its experienced setbacks, only to remerge and spread from its current territorial base of area of operations in Syria back into Iraq.
Al-Qaeda and its allied combatants are seen as a common threat by Syria, Iraq and Iran. Should Iraq's military situation take on the dimensions of the Syrian conflict and should Iraq's political leadership request it, IRGC Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi's public offer of support would likely be honored.