Iraq will not be a stage for conflict, President Barham Salih says

      Published on Thursday, 27 June , 2019      606 Views     
Iraq will not be a stage for conflict, President Barham Salih says

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Iraq will not be a zone of proxy conflicts, President Barham Salih said on Wednesday during a visit to the United Kingdom.

Tensions in the region are escalating after attacks on shipping in the Sea of Oman and the shooting down of a US surveillance drone by Iran amid a standoff between Washington and Tehran.

“Iraq will not be used a staging post for any belligerents,” Mr Salih said in a speech in London’s Chatham House think tank.

The Iraqi leader said the US-Iran tensions were a “danger” for the country. “We do not want to be embroiled in another war on our territory,” he said, adding that the war against terror is not over.

“We need the neighbourhood to come together to consolidate success of territorial defeat of ISIS,” the Iraqi leader stressed.

Mr Salih began his three-day visit to London on Tuesday where he met with Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt.

The Iraqi leader discussed security ties Mrs May in a meeting after his arrival.

Category World News | 2019/06/27 latest update at 8:00 PM
Source : The National | Photocredit : Google
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