Iraqi PM to Visit This Week 

Iraqi PM to Visit This Week 
Iraqi PM to Visit This Week 

Prime Minister of Iraq Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani is set to visit Tehran on Tuesday to hold talks with Iranian authorities, according to a diplomat. 
Iran’s Ambassador in Baghdad Mohammad Kazem Al-e-Sadeq told ISNA that the trip is made at the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi which was delivered during a meeting with Al Sudani on Saturday. 
Iraqi National Security Advisor Qasim al-Araji also confirmed the scheduled visit in an interview with the Kurdistan-based Rudaw media network, saying he would discuss Iran’s recent attacks on terrorist positions in the Kurdistan region. 
“Agreements have been reached between Baghdad and [Iraqi Kurdistan capital] Erbil and a high commission will be set up to work out appropriate solutions in coordination with the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as Turkey,” he said. 
He stressed that Baghdad would not accept any violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, adding that he would have serious and extensive talks with Iranian officials in this regard. 
Since September 24, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has frequently launched air raids against the positions of terrorist and separatist groups in Iraqi Kurdistan, accusing them of fueling violence in protests following the death of a Kurdish girl in September. 
Tehran on many occasions has warned officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region about these groups’ activities but they have failed to take proper measures to prevent terrorist moves.
Iran’s mission to the UN said in a recent statement that the country has no choice but to exercise its inherent right to self-defense under international law in order to safeguard its national security.
An IRGC commander also said recently that Iranian strikes would continue as long as the threats are not eliminated and the terrorists are not disarmed.
Turkish warplanes have also recently carried out strikes in Iraq, destroying targets linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party. 

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