The Iraqi presidencies comment on the declaration of a state of war and warn of crises and dangers
The four Iraqi presidencies, “the republic, the government, the parliament and the judiciary,” affirmed today, Sunday, to restrict weapons to the hands of the state, protect diplomatic missions, and confront “outlaws”, while they indicated that “declaring war” is the prerogative of state institutions and not from The right of any party to declare it.
The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, hosted, today, at the Baghdad Palace, a meeting that included Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Speaker of Parliament Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faik Zaidan, to discuss the security and political developments and the dangerous repercussions. Implications of the current conditions.”
The meeting affirmed that “the security developments that occurred in recent times from the continued targeting of civilian and military centers and headquarters, and the continuing assassinations and kidnappings against civilian activists, represent a targeting of Iraq and its sovereignty and the national project on which the current government was formed to achieve stability and preserve the state’s prestige in preparation for holding early elections on the basis of early elections. Fair, as it undermines Iraq’s international reputation and its foreign relations.”
The meeting pointed out that “the continuing atmosphere of security turmoil and the repercussions that it entails will seriously damage the Iraqi economy and its endeavor to overcome the crisis that resulted from the spread of the Corona pandemic and the drop in oil prices and its revenues, and undermine the chances of leaving the country to safety in the face of crises.”
The meeting stressed that Iraq is not in a state of war except with “terrorism”, in which the Iraqi people and their vanguard of the military and security forces of all kinds and their diversities have made decisive strides in defeating it and defeating it.
The meeting affirmed that “declaring war is the prerogative of the Iraqi state’s legislative and executive institutions based on the law and the constitution, and that no party has the right to declare a state of war or act on the basis of the state of war within the Iraqi territories, and Iraq, which is persistently affirming its refusal to interfere in the internal affairs of any A state and it refuses to interfere with others in its affairs, as it refuses to turn its land into an arena for settling scores or a springboard for attacks on other countries. The Iraqi patriots agree to establish a fully sovereign nation-state away from the concepts of external governance, interference or dependency.
The meeting noted that “the trend towards which the actions of outlaw groups are heading against the country’s security and sovereignty represents a dangerous trend that exposes Iraq’s stability to real risks, which calls for concerted efforts at all levels and an active presence of the position of the various political forces in order to counter this escalation and support the government’s efforts Iraq to ensure the security and sovereignty of Iraq.”
The meeting called for close ranks and taking unified, serious and decisive stances to prevent further repercussions, and to take practical measures to ensure security and stability.
The meeting supported the efforts of the Iraqi government to confine weapons in the hands of the state, and prevent the targeting of diplomatic missions, whose responsibility to protect their security and the safety of their installations and personnel falls on the Iraqi side within its applicable international obligations.
The meeting affirmed Iraq’s adherence to the outcomes of the strategic dialogue with the United States and the redeployment agreement from Iraq during agreed stages of time, including long-term cooperation with the United States in various fields, especially cooperation in the field of training and arming the Iraqi security and military forces and the war against ISIS, expressing They hope that the American and international dealing with the latest security developments will be through supporting the Iraqi government to complete its efforts to strengthen the authority of the state and provide security for elections. .
The meeting stressed the respect of the important recommendations contained in the statement of His Eminence, the Supreme Religious Authority, Ali al-Sistani, during the reception of his Eminence to the representative of the United Nations in Iraq, as it is preparing a roadmap capable of defusing the crises and proceeding to free and fair early elections and providing its components.
The meeting of the presidencies also discussed the statements that targeted the shrine of the Supreme Leader, His Eminence Al-Sistani, who was and still is the safety valve for Iraq and its people. Health and wellness. Source