INA - Moataz Abbas
The Joint Operations Command confirmed, today, Thursday, that the Ministry of Interior's investigations with terrorists involved in targeting diplomatic missions will be presented to citizens after their completion, while it described the targeting of diplomatic missions and Baghdad Airport as terrorist acts.
Vowing to pursue all those involved in these acts of sabotage.
The spokesman for the joint operations, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The Joint Operations Command issued a statement condemning the attack on diplomatic missions, and this crime was described as a terrorist crime, and whoever carried out this cowardly act and act must be brought to justice. ".
Fast investigative action
He added, "The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhmi, directed to suspend the work of the force that was in control of security in that area, as well as conduct a series of investigations with it, to find out how this breach occurred?
The arrest of those involved in the accident
He confirmed, "There is a conversation with Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi, in which he confirmed the arrest of persons related to terrorist acts that targeted diplomatic missions."
He explained, "The arrest of people related to this cowardly terrorist act gives a message to the terrorists that whatever they can escape, they must be pursued, tracked down and imprisoned, so that they receive their fair penalty."
He pointed out, "The investigative results have reached large and important results, and after the investigations are completed, they will be presented to the citizens, because this is a public opinion issue."
Major General Tahseen stressed by saying: "This action indicates deliberately harming Iraq's interests and damaging Iraq's foreign relations, at a time when we are in dire need of international relations, as well as in dire need to develop the economy and solve various crises, so whoever does this work is trying to It harms Iraq, the people of Iraq, and the interests of Iraq. "
Questions and results
He stressed, "The targeting of diplomatic missions and Baghdad International Airport is a terrorist act," wondering with astonishment, "What do you describe a person firing a missile to hit a vital target such as Baghdad airport? What are the messages that he wants to deliver to others ?? Does he want to deliver a message that the capital, Baghdad, is not safe?" Indicating that "the results of these messages are negative."
Security operations intensified
He stated, "The Joint Operations Command is considered the controlling party for all security forces in Iraq, so it has intensified its work and intelligence effort, to pursue everyone who has a connection and relationship with this dangerous topic, through the intelligence and security reports presented to it, as well as through the intense security operations."
He explained, "The Operations Command continues its work in pursuit of terrorists and outlaws, and the confiscation of unlicensed weapons, and the greatest proof of this is what we do in terms of security operations in each of the governorates of Basra, Maysan and Baghdad, which resulted in the arrest of hundreds of drug traffickers," The owners of organized crime, among them were also terrorists, and the confiscation of uncontrolled weapons, all of this falls within the framework of maintaining security. "
Controlling of border crossings
Al-Khafaji noted that "the Joint Operations Command has a clear vision and perception of all the border crossings, so any particular situation appears at any border crossing, we have our preparations, our capabilities and our capabilities to control it," denying "the existence of weakness in any port."
He continued, "As for the citizen's feeling of a certain type of information, he may give it to the Joint Operations Command or to the various security authorities, and there will be direct action for the case, such as if there is a specific vulnerability in a specific place," stressing, "The readiness of the security forces that work day and night, from In order to preserve the security and safety of the country. "
Restricting weapons in the hands of the state
And he stated, "The process of restricting weapons in the hands of the state began in Baghdad, and we insist that the capital be free of uncontrolled weapons, then it started in dangerous provinces such as Basra and Amarah," noting that "incidents of tribal conflicts, in which all kinds of weapons were used, now not."