12:27 - December 30, 2019
News ID: 3470223
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi slammed Saturday’s air strikes by the US on Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) as a clear example of terrorism.


Mousavi condemned the attacks and called on the US to respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq and stop its interference in the Arab country’s internal affairs.

He also dismissed US claim of fighting terrorism as a lie and said the air strikes prove Washington’s support for terrorists as the PMU is a force that has dealt severe blows to the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terror group over the past years.

The Islamic Republic of Iran underlines support for Iraq’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and sympathizes with the injured and families of the martyrs of the attacks, he went on to say.

On Sunday, US forces conducted drone strikes on a number of Kata'ib Hezbollah bases in Iraq's western Anbar province, killing at least 25 individuals and leaving another 51 injured.

Kata'ib Hezbollah is part of the PMU, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi.


Tags: IQNA ، Iraq ، PMU ، US ، Iran
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