Iraqi army chief proposes regional security group with Iran

15:07, May 04, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The chief of staff of the Iraqi armed forces proposed a regional security organization that would include the neighboring Iran to maintain stability, the Iraqi defense ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We have ambition to create a regional security organization to preserve the security of all states and ensure stability for its peoples," Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari said during a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danaifar, according to the statement.

"Our region is important and vital that needs to consolidate efforts in order to achieve stability for the countries," Zebari, the Iraqi Kurdish top officer told Danaifar.

Zebari's remarks came as the U.S. forces are preparing to completely pull out from Iraq by the end of 2011, according to security pact named Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, signed late in 2008 between Baghdad and Washington.

Source: Xinhua
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
Japan in aftershocks
  Weekly review  
April 23   Pictures catch ancient & cultural heritage of a Sichuan town
April 28   Will China's rise lead to the decline of U.S.?
April 25   Kunming-Singapore High-Speed Railway begins construction
April 25   Chinese path -- a marvel of world's economic growth
April 23   The week in pictures
April 26   Second excavation to sunken 'Nan'ao No 1' finished
April 27   Guizhou girl designs tea set for Prince William's wedding
April 26   PLA reserve force Type 07 uniform makes debut in Beijing
April 28   Old friends eye for new & higher levels of cooperation
April 29   Shanghai auto show closes


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Pakistani PM starts visit to France
  • Obama gives national teacher's award to Michelle Shearer
  • U.S. soldiers' life at Jalalabad Air Field in Afghanistan
  • Rescue underway for 13 trapped in Mexico mine
  • Precious Jade Dew Tea faces risk of disappearing in Hubei
  • Actor Chen Peisi promotes upcoming opera
Hot Forum Dicussion