KRG Warned of Presence of Anti-Iran Terrorists

KRG Warned of Presence of Anti-Iran Terrorists

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign minister of Iran cautioned that the presence of terrorists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region runs counter to the friendly ties with Tehran and contravenes the Constitution of Iraq.

In a meeting with leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Bafel Talabani, held in Tehran on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian thanked the Iraqi government and people as well as the Kurdistan Regional Government for their hospitality during the Arbaeen season.

Iran wants an independent, prosperous and developed Iraq, Amirabdollahian said, praising the role of late president of Iraq Jalal Talabani.

He, however, said the presence of terrorists in the Kurdistan Region and their actions against Iran's security are at odds with the Iraqi Constitution and with friendly relations between the two nations. The Iranian foreign minister added that no one must undermine the security of Iraq's neighbors.

Highlighting the strong ties between Tehran and Baghdad, Amirabdollahian stressed the need to speed up the implementation of the two countries’ security deal.

Bafel Talabani, for his part, appreciated Iran’s continued support for the Iraqi government and people.

He described Iran as the most powerful supporter of the Iraqi people and underlined that Iraqis are proud of their relations and friendship with Iran.

Talabani also referred to the developments in the Kurdistan Region and the strengthening of relations between the region and the central government of Iraq as well as the measures taken by his party to increase security on the borders of the Kurdistan Region.

He further said Iraq will not allow its territory to be used as a launching pad for harming regional countries, particularly Iran, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

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