Iranian Envoy Stopped at Iraq’s Checkpoint

A01299307.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – The Iraqi army has prevented the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, from meeting with an influential Sunni politician.

The Iraqi army turned back Kazemi Qomi at an army checkpoint in the Adil neighborhood in western Baghdad, said Adnan al-Dulaimi, one of Iraq’s most influential Sunni politicians who leads the Iraqi Accordance Front, the largest Sunni Arab bloc in parliament, press tv said.

Kazemi Qomi intended to discuss the establishment of security in Iraq and the boosting of ties between Tehran and Baghdad, al-Dulaimi was quoted by Mehr News Agency as saying.

He pointed out that the Iraqi army turned back the Iranian ambassador without any reason.

No Iranian official has yet confirmed the report.

Al-Dulaimi has been under house arrest since Iraqi forces found two primed car bombs near his offices in Baghdad last December.

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