Baghdad rejects report that Tehran has moved missiles to Iraq

September 2, 2018

TEHRAN – Iraq on Sunday officially denied a Reuters report that some Iraqi groups had received ballistic missiles from Iran, KUNA reported.

According to Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub, all Iraqi state institutions adhere to Provision 7 of the Iraqi constitution.

Reports about arming some Iraqi groups with ballistic missiles sent in from Iran are devoid of tangible evidence, the spokesman said.

Iran has also rejected the report, saying it is aimed to hurt Iran’s ties with neighbors.

“Such false and ridiculous news have no purpose other than affecting Iran’s foreign relations, especially with its neighbors,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday.

MH/PA

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