Iraq refused to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and said that it was part of the political process in the country, and it was among its founders, and participated in writing the Iraqi constitution, apparently in response to a leaked document that shows that Egypt had sent a request in this regard to the Iraqi government.
Ahmed Mulla Talal, a spokesman for the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said in a television interview today, that “4 presidents of the Iraqi parliament for different sessions are from the Muslim Brotherhood, and we in Iraq do not consider them a terrorist organization,” explaining that “the inclusion of any group on the list of terrorism in Iraq comes After it carries out terrorist acts against citizens or takes up arms against the state. “
Mulla Talal stressed that the Iraqi government’s dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood are not related to what is happening with them in other governments in the world.
The Iraqi National Security Council decided earlier not to vote on listing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in Iraq at the request of Egypt in this regard, according to a leaked document issued by National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji.
National Security rejects the request of the Republic of Egypt and decides not to vote on listing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization pic.twitter.com/TDTzJyNcKE
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Source : Iraqi press + social networking sites