Promoting defense and military cooperation, consulting about the fight against terrorism, and establishing coordination and cooperation among Iran, Iraq and Syria, as well as examining the latest strategies to stabilize and secure the region are among other objectives behind the Iranian top general’s visit.
In recent years, the Middle East region has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist groups, which claim to be Islamic but whose actions are anything but, have been committing heinous crimes not only against non-Muslims, but mostly against Muslims in the region.
Iraq and Syria have been gripped by insurgency with various terrorist groups, including Daesh, fighting their central governments.
In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of the countries and supports their legitimate governments in the face of foreign-backed militancy.