Iranian Foreign Minister said that the presence of terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan region contravenes Iraq's constitution and is not compatible with cordial relations between Tehran and Baghdad.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the statement in a meeting with Bafel Talabani, leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), in Tehran on Monday. The meeting came ahead of a deadline agreed by Iran and Iraq to disarm and relocate terror groups based in semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Amir-Abdollahian added that Iran is in favor of an "independent, prosperous, and developed" Iraq, noting that Tehran and Baghdad enjoy solid ties.

The Iranian minister also called for the speedy implementation of a security agreement concluded between the two sides. Under the agreement, the Iraqi government has promised to disarm terrorist and separatist groups based in Kurdistan region by September 19, vacate their military barracks there, and transfer them to the camps established by the Baghdad government.

The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Bafe Talabani hailed Iran's continuous support for the Iraqi government and nation, adding, "We take pride in our relations and friendship with the Islamic Republic of Iran."

He pointed to his party’s measures to boost security along the borders of Kurdistan region, stressing that Iraq will not allow any harm to come from its territory to regional countries, particularly Iran. 219