Iran criticizes Iraq for inspecting Iranian plane

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast

Press TV -(Wed Apr 10, 2013) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has criticized Iraq for inspecting an Iranian plane taking humanitarian aid to Syria.

Mehmanparast made the remarks on Tuesday, saying that the move is a violation of international law.
However, he noted that the inspection of Iranian planes has disproved the claim that Iran is sending arms to Syria.
Mehmanparast said Iran will continue relief operations in Syria despite the inspections.
Since mid-March 2011, Syria has been experiencing a deadly unrest, which has killed many people including large numbers of security personnel.
The prolonged violence in the Arab country has forced many of its citizens, including Palestinian refugees in the country, to migrate to neighboring states such as Lebanon.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are over 270,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon while more than 143,000 others are awaiting registration.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and certain Western states and their regional allies such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, have been trying to fuel the turmoil.

Fars NA -(Wed Apr 10, 2013) Iran Criticizes Iraq for Inspecting Iranian Plane

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast criticized Iraq for inspecting an Iranian plane taking humanitarian aid to Syria.
Mehman-Parast made the remarks on Tuesday, saying that the move is a violation of international law.
However, he noted that the inspection of Iranian planes has disproved the claim that Iran is sending arms to Syria, press tv reported.
Mehman-Parast said Iran will continue relief operations in Syria despite the inspections.
Since mid-March 2011, Syria has been experiencing a deadly unrest, which has killed many people including large numbers of security personnel.
The prolonged violence in the Arab country has forced many of its citizens, including Palestinian refugees in the country, to migrate to neighboring states such as Lebanon.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are over 270,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon while more than 143,000 others are awaiting registration.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and certain Western states and their regional allies such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, have been trying to fuel the turmoil..

IRNA -(Wed Apr 10, 2013) FM spokesman: Iraq’s inspection of Iranian plane against int’l laws

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Iraq’s inspection of an Iranian cargo plane carrying medical equipment, medicine and foodstuff to Syria is against international laws.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the recent act of the Iraqi government, stressing that it stood contrary to all acknowledged international regulations as well as good neighboring ties.
However, he stressed, the inspection once again proved the hollowness of the anti-Iran propaganda.
Mehmanparast further noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran based on its humanitarian views and commitment will continue dispatching medical aid and foodstuff to the Syrian nation.
During the past days, Iraqi government ordered inspection of an Iranian cargo airplane which was heading for Syria. The plane was ordered to land in Baghdad airport for inspection but it became evident later that it was carrying only medical items and foodstuff to the country.

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