RNA – Speaking at the public assembly of the Islamic Consultative Assembly on September 26th, Hujjat al-Islam Ahmad Salek-Kashani, the representative of the people of Esfahan in the Assembly, said, “Article 152 of the Iranian constitution emphasizes our foreign policy.”
Article 152 states, “The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based upon the rejection of all forms of domination, both the exertion of it and submission to it, the preservation of the independence of the country in all respects and its territorial integrity, the defence of the rights of all Muslims, non-alignment with respect to the hegemonic superpowers, and the maintenance of mutually peaceful relations with all non-belligerent states.”
In this regard, the deputy chairman of the parliament’s Cultural Commission continued, “Given the movements toward independence in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the president [Hasan Rouhani] and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should carefully consider the moves taken by the United States and the Zionist regime to replace Daesh in the region.”
Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region held an independence referendum on September 25th in the face of strong objections from the central government in Baghdad and in defiance of urgent calls from the international community to scrap the vote.
Tehran has advised against the “unilateral” scheme, underlining the importance of maintaining the integrity and stability of Iraq amid its ongoing war against Takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh.