Iraq to take 'Turkish aggression' to UN Security Council: Foreign ministry

Ahram Online , Mohamed Hafez , Saturday 23 Jul 2022

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday that it will file a complaint with the UN Security Council, requesting to hold an emergency session on what it described as the “Turkish aggression,” according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA).

Iraqi foreign ministry in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo courtesy of INA)


"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a letter of complaint to the Security Council and requested it to hold an emergency session to discuss the Turkish aggression," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Sahaf told the INA.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an urgent investigation into the artillery shelling of Dohuk.

Farhan Haq the spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated that "the Secretary-General condemns the bloody artillery shelling that took place in the Zakho area in Dohuk Governorate, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, which reportedly resulted in the death of nine civilians and the injury of 23 others."

The Secretary-General called for "a prompt and thorough investigation into the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack and ensure accountability," expressing his "sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded."

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