[size=30]The Iraqi army issues a strongly worded statement directed at Iran[/size][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
A statement issued by the Army Staff, received by NRT Arabic, a copy of it, (September 21, 2021), said that "the bilateral relations that link Iraq with the neighboring Islamic Republic of Iran are close relations based on cooperation and good neighborliness, and they have witnessed a remarkable development between the two countries in recent times." On all levels, especially on the security and military sides.
The statement added, "The Presidency expresses its astonishment at the unjustified statements recently attributed to the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Muhammad Hussein Bagheri, regarding the presence of hostile movements from Iraqi territory towards the Islamic Republic of Iran."
He stressed, "Iraq strongly rejects the use of its territory for aggression against its neighbors, and that it adheres to good neighborliness and brotherly relations with neighboring countries," stressing "the need for everyone to adhere to the language of brotherhood and cooperation in joint relations."
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