Muhammad Ali al-Hakim

Iraq asks UN Security Council to urge Turkey to leave its soil

United Nations, Dec 12, IRNA – Iraq’s representative to the United Nations insistently asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to urge Turkey to leave its soil immediately and unconditionally.

Iraq’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN Muhammad Ali al-Hakim made the request in a letter addressed to the rotating head of the UNSC Samantha Power from the United States, calling the Turkish military forces’ illegal entry into its soil as a ‘blatant case of breaching the international laws’.

‘We ask the UNSC to urge the Turkish forces to leave Iraq immediately and never again to breach the territorial integrity of our country,’ he said.

The Iraqi envoy said that the move is also an obvious breaching of the articles of the UN Charter.

Turkey’s illogical and illegal deployment of a large group of its military forces to Turkey has caused a wave of international objections to the destabilizing move.

Prominent Iraqi Shi’a source of jurisprudence Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani, too, has without naming the Turkish government asked the Iraqi government not to permit the national sovereignty of that country to be breached by a foreign country’s military forces.