Hussein to Maas: The government has taken security measures to stop the attacks on the Green Zone and the airport

Sunday 04th October 2020 - 19:01

Hussein to Maas: The government has taken security measures to stop the attacks on the Green Zone and the airport

Baghdad - INA

Today, Sunday, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein confirmed to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, that the Iraqi government has taken a number of security, organizational, political and diplomatic measures to stop the attacks on the Green Zone and the airport.

The media office of the foreign minister said, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and the conversation focused on the bilateral relations and ties between the two countries, and on the initial decision of the US administration to withdraw the embassy from Baghdad." Noting that "the Foreign Minister expressed concern about this decision, despite it being a sovereign decision on the American side, but it may lead to results that are not in the interest of the Iraqi people."

The minister noted, according to the statement, that "the Iraqi government has taken a number of security, organizational, political, and diplomatic measures to stop the attacks on the Green Zone and the airport, and there will be tangible positive results in the near future."

The statement added, "The two parties discussed various future possibilities regarding the status of diplomatic missions in Baghdad, and the two sides also stressed the importance of continuing to exchange views and communicate in order to find solutions to this crisis."