Iraq warns Turkey against manoeuvres
DAMASCUS: Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri on Sunday warned Turkey against supporting a US-led war against Baghdad, vowing “multiple harm” for Iraq’s enemies.
“We hope that our Turk neighbours would realise their true interest...Who seeks to harm Iraq, multiple harm would be inflicted on him,” Mr Sabri told reporters on arriving in Damascus, en route to an Arab ministerial meeting in Cairo.
Mr Sabri told reporters in Cairo that an Israeli missile had been found in Baghdad and accused Israel of taking part in the US-led attack on Iraq.
“You know that Israel is taking part in this aggression against Iraq. It’s sending missiles. We found a missile, an Israeli missile, in Baghdad,” Mr Sabri said.
He said his country would not need financial aid from fellow Arabs after the stoppage of the UN-administered oil-for-food programme but it wanted Arab governments to take a stand alongside Iraq. “(Iraq) wants a true stand. The Arab people took that stand but we hope the regimes (will) take this stance,” he said. —AFP