Al-Sahhaf: Iraq's speech in the Security Council was the first of its kind in 40 years

  • 27-07-2022, 11:04
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    The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, announced Wednesday that Iraq's speech in the Security Council was the first of its kind in 40 years, while noting that it had documented what was caused by the Turkish attacks.
    Al-Sahaf told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), "Diplomacy conveyed the integrity of the Iraqi cause and defended Iraq's sovereignty and the rights of its people, especially the blood of the martyrs and the pain of the wounded as a result of the Turkish attacks."
    He added, "The emergency session of the Security Council documented the positions of countries and their unanimity in supporting Iraq's sovereignty and rejecting any aggression against it," noting that "Iraq's speech before the Security Council was the first of its kind in 40 years."
    Al-Sahaf continued, "The speech clearly documented the Turkish aggressions that were committed," noting that "it showed the extent of the diplomacy's efforts to mobilize the efforts of Iraq's partners and friends to condemn the bombing of Dohuk Governorate."
    In a speech during the Security Council session, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein affirmed that Iraq welcomes the Security Council's statement condemning the blatant Turkish aggression, indicating that the Turkish army committed an aggression against the territory and sovereignty of Iraq and the lives of its citizens.

    He added that the Turkish aggression resulted in the death of 9 civilians, including one child, and the wounding of 33 civilians, explaining that the Turkish aggression constitutes a military aggression against Iraq's sovereignty and a threat to regional and international peace and security.
    He stated, "We collected evidence from the site of the attack, and it included fragments of heavy artillery projectiles used by the Turkish army, pointing out that the recent aggression is tangible evidence before the Council that Turkey continues to ignore Iraq's demands to stop its violations."

    He also indicated, "We sent 296 protest notices to Turkey against its violations, warning against the continued aggressive behavior of the Turkish army, which may push things to unimaginable consequences."
    He stated, "There is a state of popular anger sweeping Iraq from south to north due to the Turkish aggression," explaining that "the Iraqi government affirms its adherence to an approach that calls for resolving the accumulated differences through diplomatic channels."

    He called on "the Council to exercise its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security," noting "the importance of issuing an urgent resolution obligating Turkey to withdraw its occupying military forces from all Iraqi lands."
    Hussein called on the Council to add an item on the situation between Iraq and Turkey on the agenda of the Security Council, noting that "Turkey is invoking baseless arguments linked to an internal problem related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party."