The Iranian Foreign Ministry commented on the remarks of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the possibility that the protests of large-scale ongoing in Iraq since the middle of last month to extend to the Islamic Republic.
Commenting on Erdogan's recent speech during his visit to Hungary about the "hidden hands" behind the Iraqi demonstrations, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the friendly relations between Iran and the countries of the region do not prevent the republic. It expressed its opposition to the violation of the sovereignty of states.
He continued, as quoted by the Iranian news agency "IRNA": "The point made by Mr. Erdogan is that the protests can be transferred to Iran and that there are hands behind the scenes, which are correct and in place, there are hidden hands want to take the protests to the Islamic Republic, and it is good The countries of the region should be vigilant and sensitive. "
Baghdad and a number of oil-rich southern provinces in Iraq are witnessing for the second month in a row demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and lack of basic services, accompanied by riots and clashes between security forces and protesters, including sniper operations denied by the government responsible.
Erdogan said in his statement: "We have speculation about who is behind these protests in Iraq, and we also expect that it may extend to Iran."