A senior Iranian lawmaker has reiterated the Islamic Republic’s opposition to foreign intervention in the internal affairs of Iraq.
Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday that the Iraqi nation and government can defeat terrorists without any foreign intervention.
Takfiri militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have recently been carrying out acts of terror in Iraq, taking over a number of cities and committing atrocities against the people.
The Iranian official made the remarks during a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Iran Umit Yardim, who stated that Ankara attaches great importance to Iraq’s territorial integrity.
The Iranian lawmaker said the Takfiri group will definitely face defeat in Iraq.
He said that Iran will actively pursue developments in Iraq and is ready to cooperate with Baghdad if needed.
In a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on June 12, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran spares no effort on both regional and international levels to confront terrorism, and it will not allow sponsors of terrorists to undermine the security and stability of Iraq through exporting terrorism to the country.
Maliki says Saudi Arabia and Qatar are to blame for the security crisis and growing terrorism in Iraq, denouncing the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.