Tehran summoned the Iraqi ambassador after its country’s authorities invited “separatist groups” to take part in an official ceremony in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iranian media reported yesterday. Iraqi Kurdistan and the continued movement of some terrorist groups in the region. The Iraqi ambassador in the capital, Tehran, was summoned on Saturday morning to the Foreign Ministry.
On Thursday, the opening ceremony of the Barzani National Monument, a cultural institution in Iraqi Kurdistan, was attended by Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid, Prime Minister Mohammed Shea al-Sudani and representatives of Iranian opposition groups.
In a Foreign Ministry statement, Tehran expressed “strong opposition” to inviting members of “separatist groups” (a term Iran uses to describe Kurdish groups), saying it “contradicts the recent security agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq.”
On the occasion of the Iraqi President’s visit to Tehran, his Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Raisi announced in late April that a security agreement had been reached between the two countries, stressing that “Iraq’s security and borders are very important” to his country. .
And Iran has bombed several times, especially in November, Iranian Kurdish opposition groups that have settled in northern Iraq for decades.
Tehran accuses these groups of, among other things, “importing weapons” from Iraq and encouraging demonstrations that have taken place in Iran since the death of Mahsa Amini (22) on September 16, after she was arrested in Tehran by the vice police. on suspicion of not following the strict dress code in Iran.