Iran Dismisses US Senate Plan as Intervention in Iraq’s Domestic Affairs

A015825412.jpgIranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini here on Saturday voiced Tehran’s opposition to the US Senate approval for creating three federal regions in Iraq, and described the measure as a blatant intervention in Iraq’s domestic affairs. According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau, Hosseini described the measure as a flagrant interference in Iraq’s internal affairs, which also runs counter to Iraq’s national and territorial integrity.

He said that the approval by the US Senate proves that Americans are making frequent mistakes in dealing with Iraq, and added, “This last decision is among those mistakes which Americans will be forced to correct.”

“We believe that such measures run counter to the efforts made by Mr. Maliki’s government to establish national unity and safeguard Iraq’s integrity,” the spokesman said, adding, “and we stress the need to respect Iraq’s political process and Constitution, which is the fruit of a democratic process, as well as support for the legal government of that country.”

Hosseini underlined that any kind of decision about Iraq should be adopted by the Iraqi people and through the specified legal mechanisms, saying that this is the right of the Iraqi people to decide their own fate.

To conclude his remarks, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman denounced such measures which, he said, are aimed at disrupting unity and integrity of Iraq and undermining stability in Iraq and the region.

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