IRAQ DENIES INTENTION TO MILITARILY INTERVENE IN SYRIA TO FIGHT DAESH

Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmad Jamal, on Sunday, denied Baghdad's intention to militarily intervene in Syria, to fight the terror group Daesh.

In an exclusive interview with the Saudi television channel, Al Arabiya, Jamal said that, the Iraqi Constitution prohibits it from intervening in the affairs of another country.

Jamal made the remarks, after Iraq's Ambassador to Iran, Rajih Al-Mousawi was quoted by the Iranian News Agency, Tasnim, as saying that, Iraq does not mind in militarily intervening in Syria, to fight the Daesh, adding, "Iraq has friends like Iran to help it."

But Iraqi officials immediately denied that, Iraq would intervene in Syria, while others accused Iran of twisting the envoy's remarks, Al Arabiya, reported.

In response to Mousawi's statements, Iraqi Vice President, Osama Nujaifi, said that, they only represented "his own personal opinion."

Iraq just achieved a milestone in defeating the Daesh, with its victory in liberating Mosul from them, earlier in the week.

Daesh is still holding some remote parts of Iraq and major Syrian cities, such as Raqqa, its de facto capital, in Syria

Source: Nam News Network