Warning Against Iraq Disintegration

Warning Against Iraq DisintegrationWarning Against Iraq Disintegration

A senior diplomat warned that any plan to disintegrate Iraq would have adverse consequences for Middle East security and stability.

“Certain parties, which speak about Iraq’s breakup, do not pay attention to its adverse consequences on the region’s security and stability,” Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with the secretary of Iraq’s Islamic Virtue Party, Hashim al-Hashimi, in Tehran on Wednesday, Press TV reported. Amir-Abdollahian reaffirmed the significance of Iraq for Iran, saying, “We carefully follow up Iraq’s developments and believe that the smart and patient Iraqi people will be able to defeat terrorism in light of the unity and foresight of [Iraq’s] political and religious leaders.” The remarks came after President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government Masoud Barzani released a statement on Wednesday, saying the “time has come” for the country’s Kurdish people to hold a referendum on statehood.

Hashimi said Iraqis will succeed in achieving development through unity and consensus, despite all the plots against the country.