Iran to USA: Don't play games with us
Foreign Minister of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki warned US officials on Wednesday against starting new games with Iran, advising them to learn from their past failures. The minister made the remark while commenting on a recent statement by the Iraqi President Jalal Talabani during a joint press conference with his Bahraini counterpart, Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa.
"The US officials experienced a game with Iran 27 years ago. Now we warn them not to enter the same game again," Mottaki said referring to the issue of the 1975 agreement between Iran and Iraq. The 1975 treaty known as the 'Algiers Accord,' was signed in 1975 by the then Iranian and Iraqi officials to settle disputes over borders between the two countries including the Arvand Rud (Arvand River) and the Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran.
According to IRNA, the Iranian minister said, "The 1975 Accord is an international treaty, registered at the United Nations and legally binding and valid." Mottaki stressed that the treaty "is not vulnerable."