“Latest news indicates that Iraq is about to celebrate the liberation of Mosul,” announced Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, an Iranian Parliament member, referring to the advancements of Iraqi Army in the fight against ISIS militants.
“Alongside the popular and tribal mobilization forces, Iraqi army has struck fatal blows to ISIS.”
“By destructing Tigris bridges in western Mosul, Takfiri terrorists show that they have practically given in to defeat. They have confined their forces in Mosul for suicidal operations,” he explained, according to a Farsi report by ICANA.
“Takfiris try to destruct Iraqi infrastructures, just like the US-led coalition, so that Washington can have a pretext for colonizing Iraq,” he added.
Ankara Should Respect Iraq’s Territorial Integrity
Regarding the presence of Turkish forces in northern Iraq and Bashiqa base, Naqavi said, “During his visit to Baghdad, Binali Yıldırım, Turkish Prime Minister, undertook to withdraw its forces from northern Iraq. But he has done nothing about it up to now.”
“Due to the upheavals in Iraq, we are worried that the extended Turkish presence leads to fresh tensions,” he stressed, while stating that Turkey has shifted its attitude towards Takfiris and practically started a fight against ISIS.”
“Tehran’s main concern is that some problematic forces in northern Iraq engineer military conflicts between Ankara and Baghdad.”
“The Takfiri terrorists are a threat to the region’s security,” Naqavi noted. “We must be co-ordinated and convergent to defeat them. In cooperation with Tehran and Moscow, Ankara should respect Iraq’s territorial integrity and bring peace to Turkey.”