Iraqi President Barham Salih demanded Thursday that Iraq be excluded from the policy of international axes and trenches and preserved as a balance element in the confluence of regional and international interests, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington as the first anniversary of the assassination of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani approaches, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority. In Iraq, by an American drone near Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020.
In a speech on the occasion of the New Year, Saleh said that Iraq can play an effective role in bringing peace and security to the region, noting that the country needs a new political contract that establishes a capable and fully sovereign state.
He also called for serious work to end the crises afflicting the country, imposing law, consolidating the state’s authority and confining weapons to its hand.
The Iraqi president drew attention to the fact that the country awaits fateful entitlements in the new year, which are to prepare for early, fair and fair elections that guarantee the right of the voter away from manipulation, fraud, pressure and stealing votes, as he put it.
He also stressed the need not to link the salaries of employees to political conflicts, and for there to be a priority in supporting the poor classes through a package of effective and fast measures, and to continue the war on corruption and the corrupt.
He also expressed his hope that the year 2021 will be a year of prosperity and tranquility in which the country will overcome difficulties, during which the Corona pandemic will end, and the security and economic challenges that “we still suffer from in Iraq and the entire region.”
Saleh’s statements come at a time when the popular crowd and its supporters are preparing to escalate against the American presence in Iraq and achieve Iraqi sovereignty, as part of its activities to commemorate the first anniversary of the assassination of Soleimani and the engineer. And set the date of next January 3 for mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad.
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Media Directorate – Popular Mobilization Authority (@teamsmediawar) December 29, 2020