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Al-Maliki urges neighboring countries to respect Iraq''s sovereignty

BAGHDAD, July 16 (KUNA) -- Baghdad Monday urged neighboring countries to respect sovereignty of Iraq and warned against violating its airsapce.
Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, addressing a graduation ceremony of police officers, said the Iraqi airspace has been breached by aircraft of neighboring countries, which he did not name, on a daily basis.
These breaches are "undermining the sovereignty of the country," he said.
Iraq "will not remain silent over these violations," said Al-Maliki who called upon neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq. He did not disclose the nature of retaliation measures.
Al-Maliki said Iraq has been developing progressively. (end) ahh.bs KUNA 161949 Jul 12NNNN