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Mottaki says pullout will stop bloodbath in Iraq

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 28, IRNA
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday that the occupying powers are required to announce pullout timetable to stop bloodbath in Iraq.

Mottaki made remarks in the 17th International Persian Gulf Conference.

"We believe that the best way to put an end to alarming bloodbath in Iraq and spread of violence to the neighboring countries is that the occupying forces to leave the country and let the Iraqi government and its nation restore national security," he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for restoration of national unity and independence of Iraq and believes that it should help restore security and tranquility as part of its religious and humanitarian responsibilities.

Iran strongly opposes to any sectarian violence or religious conflicts in Iraq, Mottaki said.

"Unfortunately, the wrong policies of the occupiers have left lethal consequences in Iraq," he said.

"We believe that withdrawal of occupying powers from Iraq and collective assistance of neighboring countries to Iraqi democratic government would put an end to the current human losses," he said.

He said that political stability, security and economic development of the countries in the region have tied with the culture, religion and geopolitical situation of the Persian Gulf countries.

Any instability and insecurity would foment extensive consequences on other states, he added.


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