The Iraqi Foreign Ministry: Turkey repudiated the bombing of Dohuk as a "black joke", and we requested a special session of the UN Security Council
Shafaq News/ The spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, described on Thursday the Turkish side's denial of responsibility for the attack in Dohuk as a "black joke" that Iraqi diplomacy does not accept, stressing the move to hold a special session of the UN Security Council against this background.
Al-Sahaf said in an interview with Al-Iraqiya news channel, "The ministry is now taking the maximum possible procedural rules within the diplomatic work, and we issued a statement yesterday condemning the attack in the strongest terms and promising it sinful and blatant, and today we handed the Turkish ambassador, Ali Reza Günay, a strongly worded protest note."
He added, "Today, Iraq's permanent representation was approached in New York, and it will be possible to request the Security Council to hold an emergency session to discuss the Turkish aggression and to issue a resolution that guarantees Iraq's safety and security. ".
Al-Sahaf added, "The latest attack is the most serious in a series of Turkish attacks in Iraq, and it does not have any coordination with the Iraqi government, and Ankara claims that it is pursuing groups and individuals affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party to neutralize them."
He pointed out that "what Turkey says that there is an agreement that allows it to penetrate into Iraq is incorrect, as there is only a record of a meeting that Ankara concluded with the former regime and the record, however, obliges it to request the permission of the Iraqi government and that the incursion does not exceed 5 km, and they did not adhere to the same record." .
On what the Turkish side mentioned about its lack of responsibility for the attack, Al-Sahaf said, "The Iraqi state's narrative confirms that Ankara is behind the attack, which is not the first and comes in a series of continuous attacks. Turkey's denial of irresponsibility is a black joke that Iraqi diplomacy will not accept."
With regard to the course of the investigation, he explained that "the investigation committee is headed by Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, and it is a national effort.
Regarding the demands to expel the Turkish ambassador, Al-Sahaf said, “Baghdad asked the Iraqi Chargé d’Affairs in Ankara to return to the country and today we handed the Turkish ambassador a strongly worded protest note and he was informed of the Iraqi positions and the measures that will be taken. within subsequent tracks and periods.
With regard to the Iraqi pressure papers to respond, Al-Sahaf said, "There are two steps for the Prime Minister, from which it is possible to derive some indications, first of which is that he indicated that Iraq has multiple options that guarantee its security and sovereignty, and perhaps among them is the economic paper. The second step is his visit to the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense and his meeting with security leaders and a security discussion The sovereignty of Iraq and the development of the military infrastructure to face challenges, and all of this puts diplomatic perceptions in front of options related to procedural applications.
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