An Iranian lawmaker says the joint military exercises conducted by Iran and Iraq in border areas reveal the two sides’ capabilities to suppress secessionist moves.
The spokesperson for the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Seyyed Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini, said the joint military drill between Iranian and Iraqi armies along the two sides’ borders show that they possess the required capabilities to suppress any secessionist move.
“All regional states possess the required capabilities to cope with secessionist moves and our joint military drill with Iraq has a strong message for the secessionists,” he added.
The lawmaker went on saying that all neighbouring states should support Iraq’s integrity within its law and added the territorial integrity of Iraq must be preserved. “So, one of the main aims of the joint military drill is promoting stability in the region,” he said.
Naqavi Hosseini warned against foreign plots to divide the Middle East and to threaten the territorial integrity of the regional states and said it’s widely known that the US and the Zionist regime are pressing ahead with their regional projects via ISIS.
“But with the recent defeats of ISIS, they are now hatching a new plot to change the game. And the recent independence vote of Iraqi Kurdistan was part of their plot,” he noted.
He concluded the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and Iraq will not remain silent towards such plots and will adopt an appropriate measure to cope with any move to divide the region.