Iraqi parties protest US move violating Iran sovereignty

Najaf, April 14, IRNA – Officials and representatives of the Iraqi political parties and the Islamic Resistance groups expressed their opposition with regard to US recent decision against the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iranian consul general in Najaf Hamid Makarem said that the Iraqi officials in a statement declared strong objection to US wrongful act to designate an Iranian official military body as terrorist organization.

In their statement, Iraqi representatives appreciated the IRGC for its role in liberating Iraqi cities from occupation of Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

They also sympathized with victims of recent floods Iran.

Meanwhile, Makarem praised Iraqi officials for their sympathy saying people of Iraq have always stood by Iranians in difficult situations.

He added that over 100 cars carrying humanitarian aids have been rendered by Iraq to Iranian flood-stricken people.

Unprecedented heavy rains caused floods in various parts of Iran over past two weeks. Scores of people were killed and 478 others were injured while a large number of people were displaced across Iran.

The disaster coincided with the high season of Iranians' trips as they were spending the national two-week holidays of Nowruz.

In reaction to the US designation, Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said the US move against the IRGC at a time when the Iranian military body is helping the flood-hit people with all in power is a gift to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to assist him in the elections.
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