Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says Turkish military operations in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin must not harm the Arab country's territorial integrity, independence and national sovereignty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a new year’s greeting that Russia will continue supporting Syria’s efforts to defend its sovereignty, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
Iran’s government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht highlighted the significance that Tehran attaches to the sovereignty of its neighbors, saying it is critical for Iraq to protect its territorial integrity amidst the Kurdistan region’s controversial move to hold a secessionist referendum.
China has warned the United States against taking any dangerous actions that would threaten the East Asian country’s sovereignty, just more than a week after a US destroyer entered disputed waters in the South China Sea.
Iran has warned that any violation of other countries’ sovereignty will worsen the chaotic situation in the Middle East following the deployment of Turkish armed forces on the Iraqi soil to haunt down Kurdish militants.
As some skeptics criticize Russia’s inspection of a NATO exercise in Scotland as evidence of diminished UK sovereignty, a London-based journalist has told Press TV’s UK desk that Britain “gave away some of its sovereignty when it joined NATO.”