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Iraq first defense line against terrorism: FM
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim has described Iraq as the first defense line against terrorism in the region.

As part of the Iraq delegation to the 49th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Alhakim said the terrorist attacks that hit the Middle East affected Iraq the most, pointing out that Iraqi presented many sacrifices to liberate their land from the grip of ISIS terrorists.

He also added that the strategy of Iraq in encountering terrorism rely on the immediate military operations to confront any threats to the security or stability of Iraq, however, this requires international cooperation.

Alhakim will also meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on January 30 to discuss the situation in Syria and in the region.

Specific attention will also be paid to issues of pooling efforts to fight international and regional terrorism and religious extremism.