The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today, Friday, the continued mobilization of the international community in response to the recent Turkish attack, while indicating that the Iraqi diplomacy will take a firm stance towards the attacks on Iraqi sovereignty.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Iraq is still mobilizing the efforts of all its partners and friends to confirm the Iraqi government narrative that resulted from the work of the investigation committee formed at the behest of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and headed by Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein and Iraqi security leaders.
Al-Sahaf added, "The committee's report concluded that the Turkish side was involved in the recent attack, which was the bombing of a resort in Dohuk Governorate, and confirmed all the evidence and factual evidence to prove what Iraq sees, and partner and friendly countries issued their positions condemning the Turkish bombing of Dohuk Governorate.".
He stressed, "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is still working to complete more steps that come in the context of supporting Iraq's efforts to confirm its active presence in the UN Security Council, especially after holding an extraordinary session at the invitation of Iraq.".
He pointed out that "Iraq continues to coordinate and communicate with all parties regarding everything that affects Iraqi sovereignty," stressing that "Iraqi diplomacy will have a firm stance."
He explained, "Iraq's resort to the Security Council came in the context of the recent attack on Iraq's sovereignty in the Dohuk governorate," noting that "this attack in itself comes within a series of repeated violations and attacks.".
He noted that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has documented 22,742 violations and attacks since 2018 until the date of Iraq's asylum to the Security Council, in addition to 296 letters and protest notes sent by the Iraqi government against the Turkish side in this context."
On July 26, the UN Security Council held an emergency session to discuss the Turkish attack on the 20th of last month, which led to the death of 9 civilians and the wounding of 33 others.
Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein stressed during his speech at the session that "this aggression is tangible evidence before the Council of Turkey's continued ignoring of Iraq's demands to stop its continuous military violations of Iraqi sovereignty, and to withdraw its military forces from Iraqi territory. Since 2018, 296) (two hundred and ninety-six) have been directed. ) An official bilateral memorandum issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to its Turkish counterpart, protesting these violations, which have reached a total of 22,742 violations so far, and documented according to the eight identical letters addressed from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to both the President of the Security Council and the Secretary General of the United Nations".