Iran Says Won’t Accept Threats from US and Israel from Iraqi Territory

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that his country won’t tolerate security threats from the United States and Israel emanating from Iraqi soil.

During meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran, Abdollahian also said that it is no way acceptable that terrorists and other separates elements start threatening Iran from one of its neighboring country.

At the same time, Abdollahian described relations between Iran and Iraq cordial and strong, and called strengthening of trade relations with Iraq as one of the two countries’ top priorities.

Abdollahian stressed upon facilitating trade at border crossings, one-way transportation and the finalization of the Basra-Shalamcheh railway.

In his part, Hussein termed the relations between Iran and Iraq as intertwined and described Iran as a loyal neighbor.

Hussein said that Iraq continues to play a constructive role in establishing peace in the region and trying to strengthen dialogue between the regional countries.

While calling the security of Iran and Iraq as interdependent, Hussein said that Iraq “will not allow its territory to be used against its neighbors.”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry had earlier claimed that Israel has repeatedly created security problems for Iran through Iraqi soil, including by organizing anti-establishment rallies and terrorist groups in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

On March 13, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps said it targeted the Israeli strategic center with ballistic missile Kurdish capital of Erbil, a claim Iraqi officials categorically rejected, and said that Israeli has no base in Kurdish region.

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