[size=36]The State Department reveals the details of its measures taken regarding the American and Iranian strikes in Iraq[/size]
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, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed the details of its measures taken regarding the American and Iranian strikes in Iraq.
The ministry’s official spokesman, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, said, “Iraq’s geopolitical location makes it imperative for the country to take a fundamental strategic nature in the relations at the level of its geographical and political surroundings, as well as its Arab depth as an extension of its relations with the European Community and ending with all its partners and friends in the world.”
He pointed out, "The recent developments in Iraq witnessed an acceleration of events, as they started since the first American strike in Qaim, and the second strike that targeted the martyr, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Committee, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, his companions and Iranian guests, in addition to the third strike represented by the Iranian bombing on the base of Ain Assad in Anbar province. "
Al-Sahaf added, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had a clear position regarding these events, as its position was subject to Iraqi diplomatic procedures in coordination and communication with the office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi," noting that "after each of these three incidents, the Ministry issued statements of condemnation, condemnation, boos, and summons to the ambassadors. American and Iranian to Iraq. "
He continued, "The ministry counted the American strikes, whether in Qaim or the vicinity of the Baghdad airport, which left dozens of martyrs and wounded in violation of Iraqi sovereignty," stressing that "the US ambassador to Baghdad was called upon as a result of this and he was informed of the rejection of such actions and their non-repetition, as well." On commitment to political and diplomatic principles at the bilateral level to maintain relations. "
On the Iraqi actions regarding the violation of its sovereignty, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim directed the permanent representative of Iraq in New York, Muhammad Bahr al-Ulum, to prepare two identical letters to the Security Council and the United Nations, in response to US and Iranian violations of Iraqi sovereignty."
He pointed out that "the two letters included strong condemnation and condemnation of what the United States did with this blow," noting that "the ministry through Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim and the senior deputy of the ministry for foreign political relations affairs has coordinated and communicated with all parties, with the aim of clarifying the facts and mobilizing The international effort in favor of Iraq not to repeat such incidents again. "
He continued, "The nature of the procedures followed by the Security Council and the United Nations with regard to any message addressed to it is subject to the so-called internal procedural rules that stipulate a set of obligations in the mechanism of receiving complaints, letters and briefings, most of which are internal briefings, messages and secret notes through a specific system and coordination, The party that submitted the message will be notified later.
And between, "Iraq sought through the two letters a great international agreement with the Iraqi vision, just as he sought from them the necessity of maintaining a secure, stable and full sovereignty of Iraq," saying that "this or that party may point to some concerns, but the point that everyone agreed upon is to preserve The sovereignty of Iraq. "
Al-Sahaf said, "All members of the international community were stressing the need to preserve the sovereignty of Iraq."
Al-Sahaf stressed that "the foreign minister directed all Iraqi embassies and foreign missions to open a record of condolences," noting that "the headquarters of the Iraqi missions received hundreds of diplomats, community leaders, public opinion makers, and the Iraqi community in various countries of the world, and they attributed the painful incident that afflicted Iraq following The martyrdom of the Deputy Chairman of the Popular Mobilization Authority and his companions. "
He believed, "The Foreign Ministry, in its role as an Iraqi diplomat, monitors these perceptions and always seeks to maintain permanent and balanced relations with all parties, without compromising the principle of Iraqi sovereignty and the interests of Iraq and without concealing the voice of Iraq to denounce what affects its national, jihadist and religious symbols."
The Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that "after the two American strikes in Iraq, an Iranian strike followed it to Ain al-Assad base in Anbar Province, which was also subjected to the same procedures by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through condemnation and summoning the ambassador and sending two letters to the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations," indicating That "the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Baghdad was summoned and on his behalf, Iranian Chargé d'Affaires Musa Tabatabaei attended on his behalf."
He added that "two identical messages were also sent to the Security Council and the United Nations, which included condemning, denouncing and rejecting Iraq of this strike, as I considered it a serious abuse of Iraqi sovereignty and does not comply with the principles of good-neighborliness."
He pointed out, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to be an advanced platform for Iraq to exchange balanced interests in order to preserve the sovereignty of the countries, and not to interfere in their affairs, and that all parties take the path of diplomacy and dialogue and sit at the dialogue table that leads to tracks and consensual formulas for crises occurring during the escalation between Tehran and Washington." , Stating that "this position is consistent with the nature of the diplomatic missions of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it also gives an opportunity that Iraq will not take a hasty step that it may not be able to undo in the future."
Al-Sahaf continued, "All the steps followed by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs were all calculated, as violations of Iraqi sovereignty were condemned and condemned, and all parties were called upon to respect the sovereignty of Iraq because the issue of Iraqi sovereignty is one matter that the ministry cannot consider to the party of its breach with an eye, and does not consider For the other party, the procedures must be the same and identical. "
Al-Sahaf states that "the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since then through its minister and agents, is coordinating with all parties in the corresponding diplomacy at the level of contacts and consultations of a political nature with neighboring countries and at the level of Arab strategic depth as well as at the level of partners and friends," noting that "the discussions were It is of a political nature in light of recent developments, and in fact it was positive and Baghdad was receiving high-level diplomatic delegations.
He explained that "these visits were represented by the visit of the Qatari foreign minister and the Jordanian foreign minister and before them the Turkish foreign minister and there were in-depth political discussions with political leaders in the Sultanate of Oman, and the foreign minister also made many contacts starting with his contact to express condolences to his Iranian counterpart following the martyrdom of leaders from the Islamic Republic , Who were guests of Iraq, as well as the foreign ministers of Europe and the Arabs surrounding Iraq. "
He pointed out that "all the intensive contacts made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were aimed at gathering and mobilizing regional, Arab, European and international opinion towards denouncing and rejecting any step that violates the sovereignty of Iraq, as well as supporting Iraq to be a balanced platform that preserves interests, especially since the concepts of security and the economy are threatening the world." Noting that "everyone is aware of what happened to Iraq in the year 2014, which caused a great shock to the whole world, what called for the concerted efforts of the international community with Iraq to advance ISIS terrorism."
Al-Sahaf added that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to accomplish all its diplomatic activities in a stable atmosphere," noting that "the supreme religious authority asserts the need to spare Iraq a potential conflict, and not be an arena for exchanging conflicting political and diplomatic positions, and also reaffirms its emphasis on preserving the interests and sovereignty of Iraq." And save his symbols and defend his dignity. "
He pointed out that "these repeated references from the religious authority call on all the wise and the wise, and the makers of public opinion in Iraq and the media to seek the utmost wisdom, rationality and calm in building the rules of Iraq's interests with others."
And Al-Sahaf said: "Any turmoil enshrined in Iraq will reflect its structure on all sides. Therefore, all the delegations that visited Iraq and all the political talks conducted by the Foreign Minister regarding the recent developments with diplomatic leaders in the world at the European and Arab levels and the neighborhood level were all asserting the necessity of maintaining a stable and safe Iraq ".
He stressed that "Iraq over the past years involved major gains that constituted sources of strength, including bypassing its stifling economic crisis, restoring security and civil peace in Iraq, and victory over ISIS terrorist gangs, as well as the success of Iraqi diplomacy in mobilizing the international effort to stand with it," adding that, "after The accelerating events that Iraq was exposed to in the recent period, everyone is wondering how foreign policy can have the ability to maneuver, negotiate and formulate Iraq's foreign interests even if the sources of strength in Iraq have been subjected to something of a rift or damage.
He explained that "Iraq has great capabilities to negotiate even with its weak cards, as evidence when the country was subjected to terrorism in 2014, lost three provinces and many military teams, and security and civil peace became threatened in light of the economic crisis that Iraq experienced, all of which are indicators of weakness."
However, he added, "Nevertheless, the international community stood with Iraq by virtue of the strategic location of Iraq, as well as for pursuing a peaceful and moderate foreign policy based on dialogue and balance, and the possibility that Iraq would be a bridge for converging conflicting interests at the level of the region and the Middle East, as well as a democratic system that pursues different principles." On the unilateral dictatorial system, which allows for pluralism and the peaceful transfer of power and elected political and legislative institutions that are subject to the standards and laws in force in an Iraqi constitution voted by the people. "
Regarding the mechanism of work of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al-Sahaf said: "At this stage, we are working to develop our internal capabilities in order to mobilize public opinion at the level of the Arab and international group to stand with Iraq to keep it balanced," adding that "since Foreign Minister Muhammad Ali al-Hakim took over the functions of the Iraqi Foreign Minister On October 24, 2018, the ministry went toward leaving the anti-terrorist diplomacy that the Foreign Ministry had been working on for years, and moved to the diplomacy of stability, reconstruction and development.
He added that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is conducting an evaluation of the work of its cadres in all embassies and missions. During the past year, it adopted rules to improve performance and quality standards, indicating that it launched strict rules by calling hundreds of employees in Iraqi embassies and missions to the ministry, in an administrative and official manner, and they were enrolled in courses at an institute External service. "
He explained that "these courses included public relations, etiquette, protocol, foreign policy, negotiation, language, etc.", pointing out that "the aim of these courses comes to build the capabilities of the Ministry's cadres and improve their performance in a manner that is reflected in the structure of the work." End 29 / A 43