Baqeri also quoted the Iraqi commander as saying during the meeting that Baghdad would be exercising stricter control on the United States’ military presence on its soil.
The American forces are only there to train Iraqi forces and their activities are under the Iraqi Army’s oversight, he stated.
Ghanimi arrived in Tehran as part of a delegation accompanying Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. On Saturday, the delegation met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
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Analysis from SouthFront: The Iraqi Air Defense Force lost all of its equipment in the 2003 US-led invasion. Now the force relays only on 24 Russian-made Pantsir-S1 and 8 US-made TWQ-1 Avenger air defense systems. These systems don’t cover Iraq airspace and can’t intercept targets flying at high altitude. This explains the importance of the new agreement with Iran, which could boost the Iraqi Air Defense Force capabilities.