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Iraqi troops massed Saturday near an oil well on the border in a standoff with Iranian forces that seized control of the site in a sudden flare up of tension between the two uneasy neighbors.
Originally posted by endisnighe
This story is kind of sparse on information.
One, inside Iraq, where exactly is the well?
Two, if Iranian guards have left, why all the commotion?
Three, this whole article sounds like disinfo.
Why release any article, if you do not even verify certain questions? Just another disinfo article, I THINK. This is my viewpoint. I want verifiable information on anything coming out of that arena or I THINK it has some other intentions behind it.
Thanks OP. I just need more info, can you find any other articles or sources on this information?
Iran's military denies incursion into Iraqi territories for oil well
·Iran's military denied its armed forces had entered Iraqi territories for an oil well.
·Iran rejected the reports as an attempt to harm relations between Iran and Iraq.
·The oilfield is now considered a shared one and both Iran and Iraq have right to pump from it.
TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Iran's military on Saturday denied that its armed forces had entered Iraqi territories to take control of an oil well, saying the oil well in question is "inside Iran's territories," Iran's satellite channel Press TV reported.
"No incursion has taken place into the Iraqi territories... and the oil well in question is located inside Iran's territories," Iranian Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Masoud Jazayeri was quoted as saying.
"Iran fully respects Iraq's territorial integrity and the two neighbors will resolve the problems through dialogue," he said.
Some Iraqi and Western media reported Friday that Iranian forces had crossed into Iraq and seized the No. 4 oil well from the al-Fakkah oilfield in Iraq's Maysan province.
Iraq's state-run al-Sabah newspaper on Saturday quoted the government spokesmen Ali al-Dabbagh as saying that the Iraqi Security Council has "stressed that the incident is a violation to Iraq's sovereignty and territories and called upon Iran to pull out its troops from the well."
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Saturday rejected the reports as an attempt to harm the relations between the two neighboring countries, adding that Iran's foreign ministry and other relative bodies are now investigating the case.
The al-Fakkah oilfield was first drilled by Iraqis in 1979 as part of the Iraqi territories before the Iraqi-Iranian eight-year war in 1980.
However, the oilfield is now considered a shared one and both Iran and Iraq have the right to pump from it, but the Iraqis consider the well No. 4 theirs.
Originally posted by Hot_Wings
Firstly, i am of the opinion that the so called "Iranian troops" were not iranians at all, but paid off contractors in a False Flag operation to give excuse for the massing of troops against Iran. These troops are here not to protect anything, but to help contain Iran within its own boarders durring the first wave of air attacks against Iran.
The real question is...Are troops also massing on Irans other borders? Like Afganistan for instance?