Jubeir Jaafari: Sabhan statements do not reflect the official position of the Saudi commitment to Iraq

2016-01-24 22:16:07 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

The two foreign ministers expressed Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraqi and Saudi Adel al-Jubeir, Sunday, refusing to statements made by the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Sabhan, calling for not repeated in the future, while Jubeir stressed that those statements do not reflect the official position of Saudi Arabia to Iraq.

Jaafari's office said in a statement that the recent "Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Minister Adel al-Jubeir met in the Bahraini capital Manama on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Forum on Arab-Indian cooperation."

The statement added, "The two sides discussed a number of issues of mutual concern, including the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Sabhan statements to the media, which represented a clear interference in Iraqi internal affairs, and a departure from the Liaquat diplomatic representation, in addition to-date information is incorrect."

The two ministers expressed according to the statement, "refusing to these statements," arguing that it "is not in the interest of promoting common relations between the two countries, should avoid their recurrence in the future."

Jubeir stressed that "these statements do not reflect the official position of the Kingdom towards the brotherly Iraq."

The Foreign Ministry summoned on Sunday, Sabhan to inform him of the official protest regarding his recent statements, as considered these statements as "incorrect and interference" in internal affairs, confirmed that he "came out" about the role of ambassador and "bypass" on the diplomatic norms.

This came after Sabhan said in an interview on "private dialogue" which aired Sumerian, that the Kurds and Anbar province to refuse entry to the popular crowd forces to their areas shows "inadmissible by the Iraqi society", as pointed out that groups behind Muqdadiyah events do not differ from organization "Daash", which sparked a wave of angry reactions at the local level.