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Washington: $5.2 million to support Iraqi election monitoring

Published in: Aug 25, 2021: 08:21 PM GSTLast updated: Aug 25, 2021: 09:02 PM GST

After UN statements stressing the importance of the Iraqi elections , the US delegate to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, confirmed that her country welcomes the efforts of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to support the elections with additional observers.

During a session of the Security Council today, Wednesday, the American delegate indicated that the United States announced a grant of $5.2 million for the election monitoring team of the United Nations Mission in Iraq.advertising materialhttps://9c2466e8ae245fd9f2620d9d5e8d2649.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlIRAQUN mission: Elections are essential to the future of Iraq

In parallel, the delegate stressed the need for “judicial accountability for the killings carried out by militias against civil society activists.”

She also said that the United States, along with its coalition partners and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in Iraq, will continue to train, advise and empower Iraqi security forces in the war on terrorism, and build their capabilities to confront future threats.

It also called for the perpetrators to be held accountable, affirming support for free and fair elections in Iraq, and said that Washington was preparing for a new phase of the campaign to defeat ISIS, led by Iraq and its people.