08/07/2020

Iraqi parliament calls on Security Council and the United Nations to stop Turkish attacks

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi parliament called on the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council (UNCS) to stop the Turkish military operations on Iraqi soil. Baghdad also called on the international community to take steps to enhance stability in Iraq and the wider region.

The Security and Defense Committee of the Iraqi Parliament confirmed the support of the House of Representatives for the steps of the Iraqi government to stop the Turkish attacks on Iraqi territory, noting that the Turkish forces have penetrated about 70 km into Iraqi territory in addition to its repeated penetration of the Iraqi airspace.

The parliament stressed the importance of resorting to the UNSC, the U.N., and the Arab League to stop the Turkish violations of Iraqi sovereignty, indicating that the Kurdistan Region of Iraq must have an official stance from the Turkish attacks.

Spokesperson for the Iraqi Prime Minister Ahmed Talal held the Turkish side responsible for the repeated attacks on Iraq, calling on the international community to take steps to enhance stability in Iraq and the region.

Talal expressed his strong condemnation of the Turkish military operations that harm the close relations between the Iraqi and Turkish people.

“Iraq demands Turkey to immediately stop these attacks, which are harmful to regional peace and against the Iraqi sovereignty, lives and property,” Talal declared in a statement.