Iran provides documents to Iraq regarding armed terrorist groups in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Published on 21.11.2022
Iran has revealed that it has submitted more than 70 documents to Iraq regarding the presence of armed terrorist groups in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, urging the Iraqi authorities and the authorities of Kurdistan to disarm the terrorist groups within a period not exceeding 10 days.
This comes after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced earlier today the start of a new series of missile and drone attacks against “conspiracy headquarters and anti-Iranian operational bases in the Kurdistan region in Iraq”.
Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad, Mohammad Kazem Al Sadiq, said in a television interview: “Iran has asked the Iraqi government and the authorities of Kurdistan to disarm the terrorist groups within a period not exceeding 10 days”.
Mr. Al-Sadiq added that “vital Iranian installations in Kermanshah have been targeted by the Israeli Mossad, from Iraqi Kurdistan”, stressing that “a ground attack against the positions of the armed groups in the region of Iraqi Kurdistan is out of the question”.
Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad stressed: “Al-Quds Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ismail Qaani, visited Iraq and met with the three presidents”, noting that “Iran is is agreed with the central government and the authorities of the Kurdistan region to deploy Iraqi forces on the borders of Kurdistan, but this has not been implemented. »
Yesterday Sunday, Mohammad Kazem al-Sadiq said that his country had asked the Iraqi side in Baghdad to “control the borders of the Kurdistan region with Iran”, and also called for the “disarmament of members of the factions of the Iranian opposition in the region, and to send them back to the camps as refugees. »
Mr. Al-Sadiq continued: “We also discussed the exchange of persons prosecuted by the judicial system, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding between the Iraqi and Iranian judicial systems”, stressing that “the Iraqi government has accepted two demands and asked for a delay on the issue of disarmament. »
In turn, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that separatist and terrorist groups in the Kurdistan region of Iraq “continue to pose a threat to Iran”.
“Iraq has not kept the promises it made to Iran regarding security threats,” Nasser Kanaani, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said in a press release on Monday.
He added: “We hope that Iraqi lands will not be a point of threat to our country, and we expect Iraqi officials to keep the promises they made to us.”