The meeting between the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Iraqi and Iranian chiefs of staff, in attendance of his army chief stirred wide controversy inside Iraq.
If it’s accepted that the Baathist criminal, who committed the biggest human massacre in the recent history, receives Iranian military leaders for coordination purposes, then it’s normal, considering that Iran is actually leading the war in Syria.
But it’s a violation against Iraq that it gets itself involved in such terrorist alliance to coordinate with two criminal regimes efforts to counter terrorism they have created in Syria, and the region in general.
The Syrian leader received a joint Iraqi-Iranian military delegation, which included Chief of the Staff of the Iraqi Army Othman Ghanimi and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagheri as well as several military figures from the two countries in attendance of Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub. During the meeting, Assad highlighted importance of coordination between the three countries to fight 'terrorism'.
The official Syrian news agency (SANA) mentioned that “the ongoing developments of the situation in Syria was tackled during the meeting, in addition to the tripartite coordination, which positively affects the operational side of fighting terrorism.”
According to SANA, Assad stressed that ties between Syria, Iran and Iraq are strong and were reinforced during the war, when the blood of the Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi armed forces were mixed during war against terrorism.
During the meeting, Ghanimi said Iraq is the depth of Syria and Syria is the depth of Iraq. The borders between the two countries will not hinder the unity of the two peoples, SANA reported.
He also noted that Iraq will continue fighting the terrorists on the borders between Iraq and Syria, in addition to coordination with the Arab armed forces.
The meeting of Ghanimi and Baqeri will harm Iraq. It will get Iraq into the Iranian axis.