EghtesadOnline: Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday rebuked the Turkish government for violating Iraqi territory under excuse of fight against terrorism without permission from Baghdad government.
Speaking at his weekly press briefing, Bahram Qasemi responded to a question about violation of the Iraqi territory by the Turkish government under the excuse of taking part in military operation to liberate Mosul, Iraq.
Any cooperation on international campaign against terrorism should be in line with approval of the Iraqi government and all governments and nations should observe the decisions of the Iraqi government and respect the Iraqi sovereignty, IRNA quoted him as saying.
Iran's stand on Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity is crystal clear and Iran made clear repetitively that Mosul is integral and important part of Iraq.'
It's a long time that Mosul is under occupation by Daesh Takfiri terrorists and Iran hopes that thanks to the resolve of the Iraqi government and nation, strong military operation will be conducted to liberate Mosul at the earliest, he said.
No country is authorized to intervene in Iraq under any excuses without permission of the Iraqi government, he said.