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Iran demands halt in US adventurist, illegal moves in Iraq

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA
Iran - Mottaki
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday condemned the US raid on Iran's Consulate General in Erbil, saying such an attempt runs contrary to the Vienna Convention.

He also told Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zibari on phone that it was a blatant intervnetion in the relations of two brotherly nation of Iran and Iraq.

Mottaki referred to summoning of Swiss and Iraqi envoys to the Iranian Foreign Ministry and the responsibility of the government of Iraq in this regard.

He also demanded serious action for release of the consulate's staff in Erbil kidnapped in the raid on Thursday.

According to the Directorate General Information and Press of the Foreign Ministry, Zibari said that the attack on the Iranian mission was unacceptable.

Voicing his regrets over the US adventurist move, he assured that government of Iraq has been following up the issue with US officials.

Zibari expressed the hope that the kidnapped staff of the Iranian mission will be soon released.

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