Iran rejects returning 130 Iraqi aircraft to Baghdad

Business Materials 25 June 2014 13:49 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, June 25

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Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham rejected earlier reports that Iran has return 130 Iraqi aircraft to the country.

"Iraq has also rejected the claim. And we have nothing more to say on the topic," Afkham said, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported on June 25.

She further voiced deep concerns about the spread of terrorism in some countries.

"Collective efforts are needed to curb the phenomenon," she noted, saying terrorism should be dealt with seriously.

"Iran wants nothing but a unified Iraq," she said.

"If terrorism is uprooted in Iraq, it will help the security of the whole region, she added.

"Terrorism is being used as a lever to serve the interests of some countries," Afkhan said.

The Iranian official also called on the international community to collectively help fight against militants in Iraq.

Afkham also condemned the recent abduction of dozens of women in Nigeria as an inhuman act.