Iran critical of US imposing UN Chapter VII on Iraq
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Dec 27, IRNA
Iran is critical of the United States for its attempt to impose UN Chapter VII on Iraq.
Chairman of Iran-Iraq parliamentary friendship group, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, on Saturday condemned the US for imposing the United Nations Chapter VII on Iraq prior to its security agreement.
Although Iraqi officials had tried to exclude the country from the UN Chapter VII in their talks with Americans, the US officials put its implementation as a precondition to fulfill the security agreement, Falahatpisheh lamented.
He regretted that leaders of some Arab states in the region have also helped US maintain its colonial system in Iraq under the pretext of Iranophobia.
Chapter VII deems Iraq as an outlawed country and constrains its political, military and economic activities because of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait under former dictator Saddam Hussein in 1990.
More than five years after the fall of the former dictator and the establishment of a democratically-elected government in that country, the UN has yet to remove Iraq from Chapter VII, he told IRNA.
Iran believes that Chapter VII is the main weak point of US-Iraq security pact as it can damage the country's sovereignty.
According to the US-Iraq security pact, the US troops are not under control or supervision of Iraqi forces and they can enter and leave the country with their own ID documents.
They are even allowed to carry out their cargoes or belongings inside and outside Iraq without any permission from Iraqi authorities.
Falahatpisheh added that the support of some regional Arab leaders for the US would only lead to prolongation of the present tensions as well as presence of the US forces in the region in the name of different security strategies.
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