[ltr]Jaafari confirms Iraq's rejection of US military bases: sovereignty is a red line[/ltr][ltr][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
BAGHDAD, March 2 (KUNA) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari stressed on Wednesday that Iraq has no military bases on its territory, stressing that "the sovereignty of Iraq is a red line that can not be overcome and can not be compromised. Country.
Jaafari, who concluded his visit to Moscow, met with ambassadors of Arab countries accredited in the Russian capital. The meeting reviewed the overall security and political developments in Iraq and efforts to contribute to the reconstruction of the infrastructure of Iraqi cities.
They also discussed the challenges facing the region and stressed the need to intensify dialogues to overcome the crises experienced by the entire region.
Al-Jaafari visited the Grand Mosque of Moscow and met with the head of the religious administration of the Muslims of Russia, the Grand Mufti Sheikh Rawi al-Din. The two sides discussed the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow and the importance of strengthening them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries. , And the dissemination of a culture of dialogue, cooperation, tolerance and human concepts.
Jaafari said in a press statement at the end of his visit: "The Iraqi government Amina, and a pledge to abide by the sovereignty of Iraq, and we do not deal with the issue of sovereignty."
"The presence of US military bases depends on the sovereignty of the country," he said. "The specter of bases in Korea, Turkey, Japan and many other countries of the world, even after the end of the Second World War, remains the basis of these rules."
"When we asked for assistance, I addressed a speech in 2014 in the Security Council that this assistance does not turn into building bases, but helps in a way that preserves Iraq's sovereignty and independence and does not remain permanently," Jaafari said.
He stressed that "the sovereignty of Iraq is a red line can not be exceeded, and can not be compromised, and this is the case of the State of Iraq, which is greater than any Iraqi government."
"The visit to Moscow was aimed at deepening the Iraqi-Russian relations and achieving the best results that are reflected on both countries. We discussed various files of a political, economic, security, social and cultural nature.
In response to the existence of Iraqi mediation to bring the views of Iran and America closer Jaafari explained: If the two parties, and Iraq found itself can provide assistance will spare no effort, and will never be delayed.
And the intention of Iraq to buy defensive weapons from Russia, Jaafari replied: There is still trading within the Iraqi government until the appropriate decision, but we avoid problems and obstacles to us and the Russian party, including: a refusal to buy planes from Russia.
On the closure of airports in Kurdistan between Jaafari: Iraq does not close the airport, but there is an irony, and a legal violation, adding: When the airports are committed to the laws of Iraq can not find from Iraq only tolerance, respect and appreciation.
On the diplomatic activity of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry at the regional level, he stressed, "Iraqi diplomacy will continue its activity and its vitality for further results." Finished
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