Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein remarked that “these problems regarding Iranian interference whether political or otherwise, we have started talking with the Iranian side differently… Tehran has started to hear a different language from Baghdad, one that did not exist before”. “We have told our Iranian brothers that we are geographical neighbors and that will stay...therefore we need cooperation, we do not need interference from Iran”, he added. On Tehran’s claim on Israeli activities in Erbil against Iran, Hussein said that “if Iran has evidence, it must show it. Iran suggested to send an investigation committee but it never came”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently maintained that Iraq “should not be abused by the [Israeli] usurpers for anti-security actions against their friend Iran… They have been given more information than they need”.
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