Iraq Denies Iranian Interference

Iraq Denies Iranian Interference

Iraqi President Fuad Masum said the government of neighboring Iran does not meddle in the domestic affairs of his country. Speaking in a recent interview with the Saudi-run daily Okaz, the Iraqi president said his country seeks "balanced relations" with all regional countries and it cannot be "an adversary of Iran", ISNA reported. "They say Iran is interfering in Iraq, but these are just political [rhetoric]. I have not seen until today a single Iranian official asking me to do something." Masum was referring to anti-Iran propaganda by the Saudi government and some of its Arab allies, which claim that Tehran aspires to dominate the region and is controlling regional governments. Riyadh cut relations with Tehran early 2016, using as an excuse attacks on its diplomatic premises in Tehran and Mashhad by protesters angered over the Saudi execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr without due process.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/u7ioph
  1. https://goo.gl/n7PH5e
  • https://goo.gl/i9siDL
  • https://goo.gl/zMv9hP
  • https://goo.gl/uyzsiF
  • https://goo.gl/h9aFqq

You can also read ...

China Says to Continue Coop. Despite US Sanctions
Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen underlined that his...
White House Asked for Trump-Rouhani Meeting at UN
The chief of staff to President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday...
Putin Envoy to Brief Iran on Helsinki Summit
Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander...
The International Court of Justice said on Tuesday that Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States  with hearings being scheduled for October.
The International Court of Justice said on Tuesday that Iran...
Europe Needs to Walk the Talk
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the European...
Nuclear Cooperation Proposed With Regional States
Iran is willing to enter into talks with regional countries to...
Support for 3-Month Truce Proposal in Yemen Fighting
Iran has welcomed a call by prominent Muslim political figures...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints