Syria, Iraq, Iran military chiefs to meet in Damascus soon on anti-terror war

Iranian President

Damascus ( – A pro-Syrian government newspaper has claimed that the military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will meet soon in Damascus to discuss anti-terrorism efforts.

Al-Watan daily gave no further details about the timing or location of the meeting.

Iran is a key supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and is also a close ally of Iraq.

After withdrawing from the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program, the US reimposed sanctions on Tehran in two rounds, the second of which targeting the country’s key oil and banking sectors took effect on November 5, 2018.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Iraq on Wednesday en route to Tehran following a three-day visit to the country, during which he held talks with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih, as well as Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi.

The visit was only meant to discuss a role that could be played by Iraq in mitigating the U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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