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    Saudi Arabia Accuses Iran of Interference in Iraqi Internal Affairs

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    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said on Sunday that sending Iranian Shiite armed units to Iraq to participate in military operations or undergo training is unacceptable.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) – Earlier this week, Arabic news channels spread information about alleged participation of high-ranking Iranian military officers in liberation of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, controlled by Daesh terrorist group.

    "Sending Iranian Shia armed units to Iraq or their training there is unacceptable both on invitation [of the Iraqi authorities] and without it," Jubeir stated at a joint press conference with his UK counterpart Philip Hammond broadcast by the Arabic TV channels.

    He added that Iran should deal with its domestic matters instead of interfering in internal affairs of other states in the region.

    "Iraq's problem is religious conflicts caused by the Iranian interference," Jubeir stressed, adding that Saudi Arabia insists on withdrawal of Iranian troops from Iraq.


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