UNSC Undecided on Date of Reviewing Iraq's Complaint Against Turkish Troops

The UN Security Council has not set a date for consideration of Baghdad's complaint regarding Turkey’s deployment of troops in Iraq’s north, a source in the government told Sputnik on Sunday.

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said it had officially filed a complaint with the UN Security Council, calling on the UN to ensure an immediate withdrawal of the Turkish forces from Iraq.

"The UN Security Council has not set a date so far to discuss our compliant regarding Turkish government's actions, we are waiting for the date to be scheduled," the source said.

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According to the source, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari held phone talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry earlier. The talks were held in a positive way, the source specified.

On December 4, Turkey deployed about 150 troops and 25 tanks to a base in the Iraqi Nineveh province, without Baghdad’s approval. Baghdad views the deployment as illegal.

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