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    Russia Supports Territorial Integrity of Iraq - Foreign Ministry

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    Moscow strongly supports the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, as the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov reaffirmed Moscow's support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

    Moreover, Bogdanov opposes the external interference in Iraq's internal affairs and  promotes further enhance the anti-terrorist potential of the Iraqi government.

    At the same time, Iraq's counterterrorism service (CTS) head Talib al-Kinani  stated that Baghdad highly valued the cooperation with Russia in the anti-terrorism fight.

    Meanwhile, on June 7, President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani announced his intention to hold a referendum on independence of the autonomous region from Iraq on September 25, a decision which has been criticized by Baghdad, Tehran and Washington. It was reported that Turkey and Iran expressed a common position that a referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan could provoke increased tensions, and called for the abandonment of the initiative.

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