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Aboul Gheit: The Iraqi arena should not become a field for settling scores or achieving gains

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, the Council of the League of Arab States held an extraordinary session at the ministerial level to discuss the latest developments in the Iraqi arena.

In his speech before the ministerial meeting held via video conference, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, affirmed the categorical rejection and complete condemnation of the Iranian bombing that targeted Iraqi areas in Erbil on the evening of January 15.

Aboul Gheit said that the Arab League’s decisions and positions are clear and unequivocal in their condemnation of the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty in previous incidents, stressing that Arab countries deal with their neighbors according to the principle of good neighborliness, and aspire to reciprocal treatment.

Aboul Gheit also stressed full solidarity with the Iraqi government in any measures it takes to preserve the country’s sovereignty and security.

Aboul Gheit warned that the Iraqi arena must never become a field for settling scores or achieving regional gains, warning against sliding into expanding the scope of war in the Middle East in a way that exposes the security of the region and its people to extreme danger.

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