This is the story
that bushCo. is glad you missed (from Wednesday)
Relations between the neighbours - who fought a bitter war from 1980 to 1988 - have improved greatly since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
This is the first visit to Iran by an Iraqi military delegation since the war, in which a million people died, started.
The promise of co-operation comes despite repeated accusations by the US - which has about 140,000 troops in Iraq - that Iran has been undermining security there.
"No one can prevent us from reaching an agreement," Mr Shamkhani said when asked about possible US opposition.
Iran will train the Iraqi military! That will end well.