Iraq demans withdrawal of 11 Iranian soldiers

The Iraqi government demanded the immediate withdrawal of Iranian troops who have taken control of an southern Iraq oilfield.

Iraq demans withdrawal of 11 Iranian soldiers

The Iraqi government demanded the immediate withdrawal on Friday of Iranian troops who have taken control of a disputed oilfield in southern Iraq.

"Iraq demands the immediate withdrawal from well No. 4 and the Fakka oilfield, which belongs to Iraq. Iraq is looking for a peaceful and diplomatic settlement to this issue," said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.

Iraq's deputy interior minister said earlier that 11 Iranian soldiers had crossed the Iran-Iraq border on Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of recent incursions, and taken position at an oil well in the remote desert border area. Iran denied the incursion into Iraqi territory.

Reuters
Last Mod: 19 Aralık 2009, 09:34
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