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The office of former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday responded to a New York Times report on leaked Iranian documents, while challenging America and Iran to highlight any document that offends abadi's patriotism.
In a statement in response to a new York Times report published on 18-11-2019 about leaked Iranian documents, the office said: "For history and for the distinguished public opinion, we make observations about what was raised in the New York Times report, that the facts are not based on submerged reports from submerged people, but on official documents supporting any report."
"We challenge any country, including Iran and America, to highlight any document that offends the nationality and self-determination of Haider al-Abadi," the statement said.
He said that "Abadi has taken power and Iraq is occupied and invaded by the forces of terrorism and the subject of conflict between regional and international powers, and he has to manage the battles of liberation and sovereignty in all professionalism and patriotism to neutralize the conflicting forces and accomplish liberation in the best possible way, and it is obvious that he meets with officials of all countries to manage the government and the conflict, this is his work, and all these meetings take place in the presence of the competent state organs."
He stressed that "the reported meeting of an alleged person named Al-Burujerdi, we categorically deny that there was such a meeting, and there is no such meeting in his schedule, and a figure like the prime minister does not make sense to meet and coordinate with someone with the rank of a submerged officer!! It's a stupid and suspicious allegation."
"The leaked documents appear to be carefully directed and leaked in order to harm and undermine the war of agendas between countries," abadi's office said. ".
He noted that "Al-Abadi held an interview with The New York Times on 10-11-2019 and was not asked about this subject and no reference was made in this interview or otherwise to the leaked documents or any alleged meeting mentioned in the documents mentioned."
"What Abadi accomplished with the power of the people was admired by the whole world," he said. Everyone knows the state of the state when Abadi took responsibility in 2014 and how it became the day after he was handed over to power in 2018. "Everyone knows abadi's patriotism, independence and the way he governs, and if he were part of a axis, all the interlocutors would not have met against him in order to get him in the elections and in order to arrange the equation of governance in 2018."
He expressed his concern about the attempts of certain countries claiming to be neighbors and friends to bypass their intelligence services over Iraqi sovereignty, or to make Iraq's national issues part of the war of agendas and interests, and therefore we ask for clarification and a position from this country on these allegations."
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