The Russian Federation will raise at the UN security Council the question of deploying Turkish troops in Iraq

The Russian Federation will raise at the UN security Council the question of deploying Turkish troops in Iraq


The UN, 8 December. Russia will raise at a closed meeting of the UN Security Council the question of the deployment of Turkey’s military contingent in Northern Iraq without the consent of Baghdad. This was reported by a diplomatic source in the world organization.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, information on the convening of a separate Moscow meeting of the UN security Council is not true. “No. The issue will be raised at a closed meeting under “other matters” (Any other business)”, he said. Any decisions following consultations are expected.

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4 December Turkey has deployed a contingent of its armed forces, including some 130 troops, tanks and artillery, in the camp of the Kurdish militia, the Peshmerga in Northern Iraq, where Ankara trains Kurdish fighters to attack Mosul captured by militants of the banned in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state”.

In the Iraqi foreign Ministry announced that Ankara sent troops without the consent of Baghdad, and warned that they consider this step as a “hostile act”. On 6 December, the Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi said Baghdad reserves the right to apply any measures, including recourse to the UN security Council if the Turkish military not leave Iraq within 48 hours.