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Iran calls on UN to shut down bases in northern Iraq


Iran calls on UN to shut down bases in northern Iraq

Tehran, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian Government on Thursday called on the United Nations to enforce the agreements to shut down the bases and training camps of terrorist groups in northern Iraq and proceed to their disarmament.

In a letter to the UN Security Council, Iran claimed that although the Iraqi party agreed to shut down the bases and deploy security forces on the common borders and extradite those who committed crimes, it has failed to take effective action so far to implement what was agreed.

The letter emphasized that after a number of negotiations with the authorities of the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan region, the Islamic Republic of Iran has no choice but to defend the integrity of its borders.

Tehran explained in the letter that for years it has been the target of attacks by terrorist groups coming from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, which have intensified their activities by supplying weapons to groups that support them and carrying out terrorist operations on its territory.

Therefore, human losses, brutality, and the destruction of public and private properties have increased in the latest attacks, the letter charged.

The letter sent to the Security Council noted that the Iraqi Government has the responsibility to control the entire territory and borders and recalled that irrefutable documents and credible information about separatist groups and their activities were sent to the neighboring country.

The Iranian Government insisted that it favored a solution to this issue through a bilateral mechanism as part of the current fight against terrorism, and reaffirmed its full respect for Iraq’s security and stability and its commitment to territorial integrity, unity and sovereignty of that nation.


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