KRG, Iran discuss security agreement

Kurdistan Region has previously announced it would comply with the agreement.
KRG Minister of Interior Reber Ahmed (second from right) during his meeting with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 14, 2023. (Photo: KRG)
KRG Minister of Interior Reber Ahmed (second from right) during his meeting with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 14, 2023. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region’s minister of interior and Iranian minister of foreign affairs on Thursday met in Geneva, Switzerland, and discussed the Iran-Iraq security agreement.

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Interior Reber Ahmed and Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met on the sidelines of the Global Refugee Forum 2023 in Geneva, where they discussed the “rich historical ties” between Iraq and Iran, according to a social media post the Kurdish minister shared on X, formerly Twitter.

The two ministers “explore[d] avenues for further cooperation and the successful implementation of the Security Agreement between the two countries,” Minister Ahmed wrote in the post.

Iraq and Iran have signed a security agreement to “disarm” the Kurdish militant groups that are based in Iraq. According to Iraqi officials, certain measures have been taken to implement the pact.

Kurdistan Region has previously announced it would comply with the agreement.

Iran has previously bombarded the Region’s border areas and alleged positions of the militant groups.

Tehran alleges the Kurdish opposition groups Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), and Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK), were behind the Sept. 2022 protests sparked by the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, who died in police custody during her detention for “violating” the country's dress code.

Kurdistan Region officials have said on many occasions that they do not allow any group to threaten Iranian national security from within the Kurdish region.