Iran on Saturday rejected the reports that an Iraqi oil well was taken over by Iranian armed forces as an attempt to harm the relations between the two neighboring countries, the official IRNA news agency reported.
“Foreign media made unfounded allegation … and attempted to disrupt friendly relations between Iran and Iraq by propaganda campaign,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.
“Iran and Iraq currently enjoy friendly and excellent ties,” he said. “Those who are not satisfied with such friendly ties between the two countries try to create rift by spreading improper language.”
An Iraqi official said Saturday that a number of Iraqi troops were monitoring the oil well seized by Iranian forces along the disputed border between the two countries, as Iraq demanded once again that Iran withdraw.