Jaafari: Security Council to hold emergency meeting today about the Turkish intervention

2016/10/6 16:49

[Oan- Baghdad]

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the UN Security Council will hold emergency meeting on Thursday, the Turkish intervention in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi Ministry of Alkharahih.

Jaafari said while attending the parliament session today that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried out a series contacts with the Turkish side for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Bashiqa north of Mosul," adding that "some Turkish officials, particularly recent statements on the insistence of Ankara on the survival of the Turkish forces position was surprising to Iraq , "stressing that" Iraq's unwillingness to throw away any relationship with any country, including Turkey. "

The foreign minister said that "the ministry procedures and contacts taken with the permanent members of the five countries in the Security Council on the Turkish position and we get their support, but asked to wait to take any action, in addition to that the ministry managed to issue a decision by the Arab League unanimously includes a condemnation of the Turkish intervention and calling for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraqi territory. "

He noted that "the recent crisis revealed the presence of Turkish troops repercussions status link after the battle of Mosul, where we asked the Security Council to convene an emergency session will be held that day to take the Council's role in maintaining international peace and security in conjunction with the release of a statement from the Arab League to condemn the latest Turkish escalation." stressing "not to allow any override the sovereignty of Iraq."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today submitted a request to the UN Security Council to convene an emergency session to discuss the Turkish overtaking on Iraqi territory.

The spokesman said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Gamal said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the "request included a claim the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities towards Iraq and a decision would put an end to the violation of the Turkish forces and the Iraqi sovereignty and the lack of respect for the Turkish side to the principles of good neighborliness of during the launch of provocative statements in addition to the need to intensify international efforts to support Iraq in its war against the terrorist gangs Daesh especially with the imminent launch of the city of Mosul editing operations. "

The Iraqi Council of Representatives had voted last Tuesday to the decision to reject the decision of the Turkish parliament to extend the survival of Turkish forces into Iraqi territory [in the northern city of Mosul] Iraqi government and called for consideration of these "occupied and hostile" forces while taking mutatis to deal with them and taking them out of the Iraqi territory if it does not respond to the demands of Iraqi with the demand from the competent judicial authorities by moving the litigation to hold accountable the claimants to enter the Turkish troops and launch support statements and justifying their existence. "

The Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador in Iraq to clarify the remarks "provocative" the last of his country's officials about the upcoming battle of Mosul.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called last Sunday, to maintain the demographics of the city of Mosul, after its liberation from Daesh, "then where inhabitants have all different ethnic backgrounds."