UAE says Turkish and Iranian interventions violate Iraqi sovereignty

Filed on June 17, 2020 | Last updated on June 17, 2020 at 11.36 pm
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A Turkish army helicopter flies over mountains in the province of Sirnak, near the Turkish-Iraqi border, south-eastern Turkey in this file photo.


Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish forces in northern Iraq

Cairo - The UAE said on Wednesday that Turkish and Iranian military interventions in Iraq violated the sovereignty of a sisterly Arab country.

"UAE denounced the Turkish and Iranian military interventions in brotherly Iraq, through their bombing of areas in northern Iraq, which constituted a violation of the sovereignty of a sisterly Arab country and led to intimidation and the spread of terror among innocent civilians," a foreign ministry statement said.

Early on Wednesday, Turkey's Defence Ministry said its warplanes had struck Kurdish forces in northern Iraq's Haftanin region. It was the second strike against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq in the space of three days. - Reuters


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