Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. File photo.
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed the need to stop oil smuggling by ISIS and pointed out that the majority of oil is smuggled through Turkey, emphasizing that the entry of Turkish troops into Iraqi territory is unacceptable.
The Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Abadi stressed the importance of stopping the smuggling of oil by ISIS gangs; which smuggle its majority of oil via Turkey,” noting that, “We talked with the Turkish side on the issue and there is a resolution by the UN Security Council.”
Abadi indicated that “the entry of Turkish forces into Iraqi territory is unacceptable and that it was without the knowledge of the Iraqi government.”