Today, Sunday, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq announced that the Iranian consul in Erbil has handed over a protest note against an Iranian movie about the battle of Makhmur in Nineveh Governorate during the military operations against “ISIS”.
“The department officially informed the Iranian consul of our protest against the film and that it was conveyed to the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said the official of the Department of Foreign Relations in the region, Safin Dzii.
He added, “We have historical friendship with Iran and this kind of distortion of facts cannot be allowed.”
For his part, the Iranian Consul in Erbil, Nasrallah Rashnudi, said, “The film does not reflect the official position of his country, and that Qassem Soleimani had great respect for the Kurdish leaders, and Iran has historical relations with them.”
He added, “The Iranian authorities are investigating the film, and that Massoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, knows our rejection of this film.”
A few days ago, a nine-minute documentary called (Tawakkol) was shown in Iran about the role of Qassem Soleimani in “protecting” Erbil from “ISIS.”
The film talks about Barzani’s “recourse” to Soleimani in a phone call to repel the danger of the organization. The film ends with the landing of a plane from which people disembark as Soleimani, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and other soldiers in Erbil.
Source: Rudaw + RT