Baghdad - INA
The House of Representatives decided today, Saturday, to form a joint committee to investigate the facts at the site of the Turkish attack in Dohuk.
Member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Mahdi Amerli, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs, the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Commander of Joint Operations confirmed taking two steps, the first towards legal procedures by submitting international complaints, and the other step is the absence of Turkish forces in Iraq, although I stayed there would be another reaction.".
He pointed out that "a committee of Parliamentary Security, Defense and Foreign Relations was formed with the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Ministry of Defense and joint operations to investigate the facts on the ground at the site of the accident and find out the source of the bomb from where it was in cooperation with the Turkish embassy.".
Today, Saturday, the House of Representatives held its extraordinary session, headed by Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, in the presence of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein and Defense Jumaa Inad, the Army’s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, and the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari.
Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the appointment of the Iraqi Chargé d'Affairs in Ankara to Baghdad.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The ministry decided to bring the Iraqi charge d'affaires in Ankara to Baghdad," stressing that "the ministry renews the public opinion's briefing that there is no security and military agreement with Turkey."