FILE PHOTO: Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants at the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq, November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo. To match Special Report IRAQ-I
CAIRO- 19 June 2020: Egypt strongly condemned the recent Turkish and Iranian military interventions in northern Iraq, calling for the respect for the sovereignty of the states.
In a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Egypt affirms its complete rejection of any interference affecting the sovereignty of any of the brotherly Arab states.
“Egypt stresses utter rejection of any interferences that may undermine the sovereignty of any of its brotherly Arab countries, taking into account the consequences of these actions in further fueling instability in the region, while calling on all parties to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, and to spare it any international or regional rivalries that would hinder the achievement of the aspirations of the government and people of brotherly Iraq for stability and development,” the statement read.
Two days ago, Turkey and Iran launched air and ground operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) sites along the border of northern Iraq. The Iraqi ministry of foreign affairs summoned the Iranian and Turkish ambassadors for their offensive.