Dec 29 2009

1975 accord, best way to remove Iran-Iraq border disputes

Tehran - Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said on Tuesday that implementation of the 1975 accord signed by Iran and Iraq is the best way to remove any possible misunderstandings between the two neighboring states. Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he added that the accord is an international one which can settle any possible border disputes between Iran and Iraq.

On the upcoming visit to Turkmenistan of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he said the Iranian president is to visit the country in the next few days to inaugurate the second Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline

Referring to Tehran-Ashkhabad amicable ties, he said the project is one of the main projects jointly carried out by the two friendly countries.

As to imprisonment of 40 Iranian nationals in Iraq, Mihman-Parast said those people have entered the Iraqi territory illegally. He added that efforts are being made to release them.

On lack of security in Pakistan, he stressed that interference of certain foreign countries in Islamabad's domestic affairs has resulted in insecurity and tension in that neighboring state.

Tehran considers Pakistan's security and stability as its own and tries to restore peace and tranquility to the region, the spokesman added.

As to Iran's efforts to administer justice and help establish security throughout the region and at international level, he reiterated that the Islamic Republic's moves are aimed at expanding relations with neighboring states and are in line with removing discrimination from the entire world.

© IRNA 2009

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