“We reject and condemn the transfer of weapons through our airspace and we will inform the Iranian side of that formally. But we do not have the ability to stop it,” he told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat…

“If you imagine these flights breach United Nations Security Council resolutions banning weapons imports and exports from Iran… I invite you in the name of the government to help us stop these flights across Iraqi airspace,” he said.

He said random checks by Iraq on Iranian aircraft bound for Syria since September had only found non-lethal aid like medicines and food.