On June 23, Brigadier-General Alireza Sabahi Fard, commander of the Iranian Army’s Khatam al-Anibya air defense base, repeated Iran’s desire to help Iraq develop its air defense systems following a meeting with Tariq Abbas Ibrahim Abdul Hussein, the Iraqi army’s deputy commander.
“We are ready to form expert committees in all spheres to pave the way for the launch and promotion of mutual cooperation,” Sabahi Fard said, according to Tasnim, a news agency close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC).
Abdul Hussein reportedly “hailed Iran’s advances in the air defense industry, saying Iraqi military delegations have been acquainted with the Islamic Republic’s great capabilities after a series of visits to Iran”.
These statements came just a day after the US almost launched bombing raids against Iran in retaliation for Tehran’s shooting down of a US Navy surveillance drone over the Gulf of Oman.
However, this was not the first time Iran has offered to help Iraq develop its air defenses.
In April, following a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, Iran’s armed forces chief of staff Mohammad Bagheri expressed a similar interest.
“Since air threats on Iraq and Iran are possible from the direction of the western borders, we decided to launch close cooperation in the field of air defense between the two countries,” Bagheri told a press conference, without specifying the exact threats he had in mind.
Following the June 23 meeting, Iraqi General Abdul Hussein reportedly “expressed his country’s willingness to work with Iranian air defense experts for manufacturing equipment, training, and technical support in various field, such as electronic warfare, radars, visual monitoring, command and control, radar-related calculations, and software systems”.
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