Iran against US military interference in Iraq

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham underlined that Tehran is seriously against the US military adventurism in Iraq, IRNA reported.

ˈThe Islamic Republic of Iran is strongly against the US military intervention in Iraq,ˈ Afkham told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

ˈWith no doubt the recent incidents are linked to the goal of influencing and changing the political trend of Iraq and evidence shows that the US is trying to misuse the status quo in Iraq and disrupt the outcome of election,ˈ she added.

Afkham reiterated that no one should expect help from those who created insecurity in Iraq.

The foreign ministry spokeswoman reiterated that Iran follows up the current issues in Iraq with sensitivity and accurately, and said, ˈThe terrorists attack on Iraq takes place at a time when the people of Iraq gained a great victory in the countryˈs recent parliamentary elections and this important thing has not been tolerable for some countries.ˈ

Afkham also warned against the repercussions of using terrorism as a tool and the trans-regional threats of the terrorist groups, and said, ˈIt is the duty of governments and international bodies to responsibly support the government of Iraq to repel the danger of Takfiri and extremist terrorists.

On June 10, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants took control of Nineveh province, including its provincial capital Mosul, in a lightning advance, forcing ˈover 500,000 people in and around the cityˈ to flee, according to Geneva-based International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The militants have vowed to continue their raid towards the capital Baghdad.

Also on Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concerns over summary executions and extrajudicial killings by the so-called ISIL, adding that hundreds were probably killed and thousands injured by the violence.

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