Press Secretary: Iraq not to allow to use its territory for attacks on Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 27 /Trend A.Tagiyeva/
The Iraqi Government opposes the use of its airspace and territory for attacks on Syria, the Press Secretary to the Iraqi Prime Minister Ali Mousavi said, Al Arabiya TV Channel reported on Tuesday.
"Iraq was always against, and still is against military intervention in Syria, as the intervention from outside will just lead to deepening of the crisis in Syria,' he said.
According to him, the Iraqi Constitution does not allow to use the territory of the country for attacks on its neighbour countries.
Another escalation of the situation in Syria occurred on Wednesday, August 21, when a number of media outlets reported about the large-scale use of chemical weapons near Damascus by the Syrian Government Troops.
According to the preliminary data, over 600 people became the victims of the attack. National Coalition of Syrian Opposition claims that the number of victims could reach 1,300 people. After the incident the parties of the conflict repeatedly declared about their innocence, and accused the opponents.
The inspection is carried out on the case, during which, as it is expected, UN experts will take part. Earlier the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon will be a "red line" for Bashar Assad's regime. Some Western countries has already supported intervention to Syria, and several Media outlets reported about the preparation of Navy and Air Force of these countries to begin the intervention.