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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the recent move by Turkey to bomb areas near the Iraqi city of Sinjar is a violation of the Arab country’s national sovereignty, and that Tehran supports Baghdad’s position in this case.
The representative of Iraqi Kurdistan in Tehran has strongly criticized Turkey’s unfriendly policies, and termed Iran an all-time supporter of Kurds.
Iran’s ambassador to Iraq praised the Arab country’s recent achievements in the fight against terror groups and said Tehran is determined to continue its supports for the Baghdad government in counter-terrorism.
During his unannounced visit to Baghdad, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said the neutral stances held by Iraq can provide ground for rapprochement between geopolitical rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Since Iraq is unable to pay reparations to Iran for the deadly eight-year war it imposed on the country in the 1980s, it can give Iran certain exclusive rights instead, an Iranian MP said.
An Iranian trade official announced that the Islamic Republic plans to boost its investments in the neighbouring Iraq.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the visiting UN Special Envoy for Iraq Yan Kubish conferred on the latest political developments in Iraq.