Iran defends strikes on northern Iraq, in letter to UN

TEHRAN, Nov 25 — Iran informed the UN on Thursday that it experienced no preference but to act in self-defence by placing Kurdish rebel teams in northern Iraq, point out media documented.

The Islamic republic has released a sequence of cross-border missile and drone strikes on Iranian-Kurdish opposition teams, centered in Iraq, which it blames for stoking protests back property above the dying of Kurdish lady Mahsa Amini.

“Iran not long ago carried out functions versus terrorist groups in northern Iraq as it experienced no other selection than to use its organic appropriate to defend itself in the framework of international legislation to guard its national safety,” Tehran’s lasting agent to the UN wrote to the United Nations Safety Council.

“The terrorist groups have recently intensified their activities and have illegally transferred substantial portions of arms to Iran with the intention of staging terrorist operations,” the letter study, in accordance to state information company IRNA.

Iranian-Kurdish teams have prolonged inhabited regions of northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan area, formerly waging an armed insurrection towards Tehran.

Iran has frequently accused them of fomenting unrest in the region because Amini’s death in September.

“They use Iraqi territory to prepare, assist, organise and have out actions” from Iran, the letter stated.

Tehran calls for that “the perpetrators of terrorist crimes be attempted by Iranian courts, the closure of command centres of terrorist groups and their schooling camps, and the disarmament of armed elements in northern Iraq,” the letter explained.

On Tuesday, Tasnim news agency described that Iran’s Groundbreaking Guards carried out their most up-to-date cross-border missile and drone strikes, this time focusing on the Kurdistan Independence Social gathering, one particular of the teams based mostly in northern Iraq.

Much more than a dozen people today had been killed in related strikes on Iraq’s Kurdistan location in September.

In the letter, Iran’s UN consultant pointed to the need for an Iraqi military presence at the border with Iran, whilst affirming “full respect for Iraq’s stability and stability and dedication to its territorial integrity and sovereignty”.

Iraq experienced claimed Wednesday it prepared to redeploy federal guards alongside its border with Iran and Turkey. — AFP