Manipulation of terrorism to impact Iraq's political structure, Afkham

Tehran, July 23, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Wednesday warned that manipulation of terrorism will impact Iraq's political structure.

Addressing her weekly press briefing, she noted that Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Shamkhani's recent visit to Iraq was aimed at consulting with Iraqi officials and voicing Tehran's support for regional stability.

Iran supports peace and stability in Iraq and is consulting with regional countries to counter terrorism, Afkham added.

Some Iraqi political groups are using the Iraqi turmoil, resulting from the terrorist activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to undermine the country's government.

ISIL (Daesh) is a Salafi organization affiliated to al-Qaeda founded in Iraq in 2004.