Iran/Iraq: Tehran and Ankara trade barbs over Kurdish militants

Issue 1121 - 04 Mar 2021

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi sparked a round of diplomatic protests between Iran and Turkey, after telling the Kurdish Rûdaw news agency that Ankara should end its military intervention in Iraq. “Turkish forces should not pose a threat or violate Iraqi soil,” Masjedi said in late February.

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