TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The commander of the Iranian Border Police called on neighboring Iraq to take stronger actions to combat trafficking of arms and ammunition to Iran.

– Politics news –

In a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, held in Tehran on Monday, Iranian Border Police Chief General Ahmad Ali Goodarzi said the Islamic Republic expects the Iraqi forces to fill the vacuum along the common border and get actively involved in the battle against the trafficking of weapons, ammunition and anti-cultural items into Iran.

Highlighting the Iranian Police’s vigorous fight against hostile groups, armed outlaws and arms smugglers along the common border with Iraq, the commander stressed the need to share experiences with the Arab country to ensure sustainable border security.

General Goodarzi also noted that the Iranian Police have seized around 130 tons of illicit drugs on the frontiers since March 2020 and prevented the smuggling of more than 81,000 farm animals out of Iran.   

Last month, Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to set up specialized courts with jurisdiction over economic and trade disputes involving the nationals of the two countries.

The two neighbors have agreed to form specialized courts in the capitals and in border provinces to work on the economic and trade issues.