Iraq Rejects Entry of PKK

By John Lee.

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the reported movement of PKK fighters from Turkey into Iraq:

News agencies and media reports circulated reports on the start of the withdrawal of PKK armed men from Turkey into Iraqi territories.

At the time the Iraqi government welcomes any political and peaceful settlement for the Kurdish issue in Turkey to put an end to the bloodshed and the cycle of violence between the parties and adopt a democratic approach to resolve the internal conflict, it is the basis of the principle of sovereignty and maintaining the security of the Iraqi society, stability and respect for the principle of good neighborliness and non-interference in the affairs other countries' internal, does not accept the entry of armed groups into their territory can be exploited to undermine the security and stability of Iraq or the security and stability and the interests of neighboring countries, a position based on the principles of international law and the Constitution of Iraq.

(Source: MoFA)

One Response to Iraq Rejects Entry of PKK

  1. Basra News 11th May 2013 at 17:24 #

    However Iraq Government has no control on his Northern Iraq borders. The armed groups enter Iraq by walking without any control. So, the government has to gain its borders under control at first before making this kind of declarations