A parliamentarian responds to an Iranian official: Iraq does not need an external force to defend it[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Today, Monday (December 4, 2023), Member of Parliament Sajjad Salem responded to the statements of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Forces, General Mohammad Bagheri, in which he announced the readiness of his country’s forces to “defend” the integrity of Iraqi territory against any threats to it from any foreign or internal aggressor. .
Salem said in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "Iraq has various types of armed forces and does not need any external force to defend it if it is exposed to any internal or external danger, pointing out that the Iraqi forces are capable of defending Iraq's land and sovereignty and imposing security." .
He stressed that "the Iraqi forces that liberated the country from the terrorist organization ISIS are capable of protecting Iraq and the Iraqis, and do not need any assistance from any external force, whatever it may be, and the Iranian statements may have nothing but political messages."
Yesterday, Sunday (December 3, 2023), the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Forces, General Mohammad Bagheri, announced the readiness of his country’s forces to “defend” the integrity of Iraqi territory against any threats to it from any foreign or internal aggressor.
Bagheri said, according to what was reported by “Iranian Press TV” and translated by “Baghdad Today,” that “During a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, Bagheri stressed that his country’s forces are ready to defend the integrity of Iraqi territory against any external or internal threats.” “In reference to the new disagreements between Baghdad and Washington regarding the latter’s implementation of military operations inside the country, in addition to the presence of active Kurdish separatist factions in the north of the country.”
Bagheri also stressed his country's desire to conduct "joint military training and maneuvers" with the Iraqi forces in the near future, stressing that developing the joint military capabilities of the two countries enhances their ability to combat terrorism in the region and invest in the great experience gained during the fight against the terrorist organization ISIS.
The Iranian agency also indicated that Tehran "issued a strongly worded warning" to "local Kurdish authorities" that it "will not allow the presence of any terrorist factions on its borders and that it will respond decisively to them," according to its description.