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MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The Iraqi authorities has no information at their disposal regarding the possible use of chemical weapons near the city of Mosul, Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi said on Thursday.
"As far as I know, the authorities of Iraq have no information about the possbile use of chemical weapons," the ambassador said. "If it was indeed used, it was used by the Islamic State."
Last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) issued reports that hospitals near Mosul had patients undergoing medical treatment against injuries sustained as a result of the chemical weapons attack.
The ambassador also emphasized that Iraq and Syria agree on a need to fight international terrorism:
"We and the Syrian leadership have a common goal," the ambassador marked. He said Iraqi aircraft had taken part in pounding IS positions in Syria. "This has been done with the consent of the Syrian leadership," the diplomat said.