Iraq appeals to UN Security Council to push for Turkish troop withdrawal

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 12, 2015 17:09:52

Iraq has appealed to the United Nations Protection Council to need an instant and unconditional withdrawal of all Turkish troops from its north, contacting the military incursion a “flagrant violation” of global legislation.

“We phone on the Safety Council to need that Turkey withdraw its forces right away … and not to violate Iraqi sovereignty again,” Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim mentioned in a letter to US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Electrical power, president of the Stability Council this month.

“This is deemed a flagrant violation of the principles of the UN Constitution, and a violation of Iraqi territorial integrity and sovereignty of the condition of Iraq,” the letter said, according to an unofficial translation of the Arabic original.

The letter was sent after Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi instructed his foreign ministry to lodge a formal criticism at the United Nations.

One particular diplomat on the 15-nation Protection Council said on problem of anonymity that there ended up no instant plans to convene a special conference over the weekend in response to the Iraqi letter.

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Friday that he would not bow to Iraqi requires to withdraw Turkish troops from a camp close to the Islamic Condition militants-held town of Mosul.

Mr Alhakim produced clear that bilateral diplomacy experienced failed so much to conclude the dispute among the two neighbours.

“Iraq worked on containment of this concern by diplomatic means and bilateral talks, but these endeavours did not be successful in convincing Turkey to withdraw its occupying forces from Iraqi territory,” Mr Alhakim wrote in the letter to Ms Energy, noting that the Turkish incursion was an “aggressive act”.

“Support with military instruction and sophisticated technological innovation and weapons to fight the Islamic Condition (IS) terrorist entity need to be based mostly upon bilateral and multilateral agreements and in full regard of the countrywide sovereignty and Iraqi structure, and in coordination with the Iraqi armed forces.”

The dispute over the deployment has soured relations among Ankara and Baghdad, which denies getting agreed to it.

Ankara has mentioned the troops had been sent as part of an international mission to prepare and equip Iraqi forces to combat IS, which has seized large elements of Syria and Iraq.

The Turkish military is aiding to practice regional Iraqi volunteers and Kurdish Peshmerga who are planning for a lengthy-anticipated offensive to retake Mosul, a major northern town seized by IS much more than a calendar year ago.

Turkish tank on Syrian border Picture: Turkey has deployed hundreds of troopers and a amount of tanks to northern Iraq without Baghdad’s authorization. (Reuters, file photo)


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