Baghdad The Ministerial Council for National Security held, on Wednesday evening, a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Al-Sudani, in the presence of council members and the Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga.

The spokesman for the Commander in Chief, Major General Yahia Rasool, said in a statement: “The council discussed the Turkish and Iranian attacks and violations on the Iraqi borders, and the bombing that affected a number of areas in the Kurdistan region, causing intimidation and harm to the people and their property.”

He added: “Within the framework of work to stop these attacks, in addition to continuing diplomatic efforts, the Council has taken the following decisions:

1- Develop a plan to redeploy the Iraqi border forces to hold the zero line along the borders with Iran and Turkey.

2- Securing all the requirements of logistical support for the border forces command, strengthening the human capabilities and the necessary funds, and assigning them with equipment and others, to enable them to accomplish their tasks.

3. Maneuvering the human resources available to the Ministry of Interior to strengthen border posts.

4. Coordinate with the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Ministry of Peshmerga to accomplish paragraphs 1 and 2 above in order to unify the national effort to protect the Iraqi borders.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency