Khalifa: Iraq is the Castle of Arabs: Keep its stability and Support the armed forces

Shafaq News / Defense Minister , Khaled al-Obeidi called on Arab countries to support the achievement of security and stability in Iraq, and support the armed forces,

which is fighting a war against ISIS terrorist organization.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defense on Saturday , al-Obeidi visited on the evening of Friday, Field Marshal General , Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of Bahrain Defense Force.

The statement quoted Khalifa as saying that "Iraq is the castle of Arabs and that its defense is everyone's responsibility as it is the first line of defense for the region."

For his part, according to the statement, "the Defense Minister emphasized Iraq's desire to strengthen cooperation with its Arab brothers, stressing the need for the Arab countries to play important roles for the establishment of security and stability throughout Iraq and provide all kinds of support for the Iraqi people and the armed forces and enable them to face the terrorist gangs."

Obeidi pointed out that "the Iraqis were always the protectors of the Arab homelands and have paid rivers of blood in defense of Arab security, it's our duty to stand with our brothers in their ordeal that represents an element of balance and moderation in the region."

The statement concluded that "Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force has promised that Iraq's message reach all the brothers in the Gulf, stressing the readiness of Bahrain to provide the required support for Iraq, particularly in the humanitarian fields.