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Iran opposes any foreign meddling in countries’ affairs

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran opposes meddling by any country in the internal affairs of other states.

 

In an interview with Iran's Arabic-language al-Alam television news network on Sunday, the Leader’s advisor on international affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, criticized Turkey’s military presence in Iraq, which is claimed by Ankara to be aimed at participation in the ongoing Iraqi military operation to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

 

“Iran opposes interference by any country, including Turkey or others, in the internal affairs of another country,” he said, adding that the domestic affairs of any country are its own concern. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Velayati noted, has also reiterated that his country has not asked for Turkey’s military presence in Iraq.

 

The Iranian official rejected claims that Iran is interfering in the affairs of Iraq and said Tehran only provides Baghdad with military consultation at the request of the Arab country's legitimate government.

 

Velayati urged all regional countries, including Turkey, Iraq and Syria, to respect each other’s territorial integrity, warning that otherwise “no country would be safe from other countries’ interference.”

 

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