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BAGHDAD “ASTONISHED” BY REPORT OF IRAN MOVING MISSILES TO IRAQ

Iraq's Foreign Ministry, on Sunday, said, it was "astonished" by a report that Iran had moved ballistic missiles to armed groups in Iraq.

"The ministry confirms that, all Iraqi state institutions are committed to Article 7 of the Constitution, which states that, Iraqi territory should not be used as a base or passage, for any operation targeting the security of any other state," the ministry said, in a statement.

Western media reported earlier that, Iran had given ballistic missiles to allied Shiite militias in Iraq, and was developing the capacity to build more, there.

The statement also came, a day after U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister, Hadier al-Abadi.

According to a brief statement by Abadi's office, Pompeo renewed his country's support for a strong, stable and prosperous Iraq, in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement, which was signed (in 2008) by the two countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK


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