Politics 1/3/2010 8:29:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Jan 3 (KUNA) -- Iraqi parliament speaker Ayad Al-Samarrai asserted Sunday that his country could not relinquish any part of its territories, in reference to the Iranian occupation of an Iraqi oil well.
All agreements signed between Iraq and neighboring countries since the Iraqi government was formed in 1920 "are at the expense of the Iraqi territories," Al-Samarrai said in a statement.
He said Iraq, because of these agreements, lost around 20,000 square kilometers.
The house speaker said Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari briefed the parliament few days ago the problem of the Iranian occupation of the Iraqi oil well, and the importance of finalizing the border demarcation.
Al-Samarrai called on the Iraqi government to act swiftly to regain its occupied territories.
He said the Iraqi-Iranian borders were very clear, and that Baghdad and Tehran should discuss the 1975 agreements to ultimately enforce the border signs.
Eleven Iranian soldiers entered the Iraqi territories last month and occupied the Fakka oil well in the south.