Iran, Iraq officials discuss border issues

August 14, 2007 14:54


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


An Iranian and Iraqi official on Tuesday discussed border issues between the two nations, the first such talks since the 1980 war launched by Saddam Hussein, Iranian state television reported. At a meeting in Teheran, the two discussed the damaged and displaced border posts and signs along the shared 1,280 kilometer (800 mile) long boundary, as well as the smuggling through the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway, the TV said. Iran's Gen. Qassem Rezai, commander of Iranian border guards, and Iraq's border guards' chief, Gen. Mohsen Abdolhassan Lazem "exchanged views on border-related issues" for the first time in 27 years, the TV said. Rezai told the TV that the two sides talked about rearranging and repairing border signs and posts and also discussed the smuggling of weapons and alcohol through the Shatt al-Arab.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Hizbullah rockets
October 22, 2018
Russia supports Syria, Iran ramps up support to Hezbollah