Maliki: Iraq wants a weapon to defend itself and protect its sovereignty. .
Maliki: Iraq wants a weapon to defend itself and protect its sovereignty. . What is happening in Syria worries
25/06/2013 (00:01 pm)
BAGHDAD / Press-term
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the weapon that Iraq is the demand to save the defense of national sovereignty. With reduced the importance of international efforts and the Islamic and Arab efforts to resolve the Syrian issue, he stressed that there is no way for it only in the framework of the Syrian national. While acknowledging that he can not predict what will happen in Syria in the future, he stressed that Iraq is still neutral “and did not allow any armed or weapons to go to Syria, but outside the framework of the state.”
It confirmed the Syrian Foreign Ministry said the Iraqi government “designed” to take all necessary measures “to ensure the security of its people” and prevent the transmission of “harbingers” What is happening in Syria to Iraq, has strongly denied the existence of Iraqis or Iranians or Russians fighting alongside the Syrian army.
Iraq had suggested that the Arab League Ministerial Meeting, which was held early June, to invite men of religion and politics in Syria in various denominations to “stop the sectarian”, and “stop the bloodshed.”
Al-Maliki, in May last year, during a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, has declared support for Iraq any effort regional or international resolve the Syrian crisis peacefully, and welcomed the decision of the Syrian government judge to participate in the Geneva conference, as expressed Iraq’s readiness to do whatever it would ” alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. ”
Maliki said, in an interview to a channel Arab satellite transfer his media Sunday evening excerpts in a statement seen it (the long-Presse) “There are no international solutions through the Security Council or Islamic across the OIC or Arab through the Arab League,” noting that “differences and problems existing in the region can only be solved in the national framework (Syrian). ”
Maliki said, “The policy of Iraq still refuses to intervene affairs of Syria and engage in the process of reinforcing any party was,” he explained, saying, “Iraq did not allow for one person or one gun to go to Syria, but outside the control of the state and its official,” he continued, “We are worried what is going on and our hearts on Syria do not believe that no one can predict what can happen in Syria in the future. ”
On another topic, Iraqi Prime Minister explained that “the weapon that demanded Iraq is a defensive weapon to combat terrorism or to save the national sovereignty from external excesses”, without revenue more details.
The United States went public criticism and accusations of Iraq to allow arms shipments to cross into Syria through its airspace, especially from Iran, but Iraq denies, and declared on more than one occasion that Iran aircraft subjected to the inspection of weapons were found.
It said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem “We confirm that there is no foreign fighters, fighting alongside the Syrian army,” adding, “but there are foreign fighters in the army of the victory of more than 29 countries, including Chechnya and Dagestan in the Federal Republic of Russia.”
He said the teacher, at a press conference in Damascus on Monday and seen by (the long-Presse), “As for what was said about Hezbollah’s presence inside Syria Fnazare existed on the Lebanese border corresponding to the short-only”, stressing that “there is no fighters from Iran is absolutely not Russian experts there fighting alongside the Syrian army and there is no Iraqis, too. ”
He pointed out that “Iraq is the role of control its border with Syria in order to maintain its security and the security of its people,” noting that “this working high قدرناه”.
He continued, “I visited Iraq and touched the determination of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to take all necessary measures to ensure the security of Iraqi citizens and prevent the transmission of the harbingers of what is happening in Syria to Iraq.”
In response to a question by one of the journalists attendees at the conference as a statement from the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Sunday that he was not allowed to cross any weapons or fighters to Syria, the teacher replied, “This position is we support,” he said, adding, “We do not want Iraq more than that.”