Abdul Mahdi briefing representatives of the countries of the world in Iraq on the details of the demonstrations .. What did he say?
At the beginning of his speech, the Prime Minister thanked the countries and governments for their support to Iraq in various circumstances, and reviewed the events, crises and great wars witnessed by Iraq and its devastation and deprivation and impact on the state and society, economic development, labor market and others. The terrorist attack from al-Qaeda to ISIS reached the borders of Baghdad and established its alleged state.
He added that ISIS was used as a tactical card both internally and externally, but in the end everyone paid the price.
He pointed out that it is trying to carry out terrorist acts, but the initiative is in the hands of the Iraqi forces, and the state today simplifies its control and achieves unprecedented security and stability. We refuse to interfere in our affairs and to interfere in the affairs of others.
Regarding the demonstrations, the Prime Minister said, "We must admit that 40 years of war and destruction have been reflected on our societal, political, service and economic conditions, neglect and improper disbursement of funds." We have received from our people true and legitimate demands, stressing that the demonstrations are a form of expression of opinion we respect and respond to them like other forms of freedoms, and we did not hesitate to respond and negotiate directly, and it is natural to have representatives and leaders so as not to exploit And dragged some of the collision as happened and led to the unfortunate losses of our people, pointing to the formation of the investigative committee and its powers to open files professionally, and the accompanying procedures and packages of decisions and meetings and interaction with legitimate demands.
The Prime Minister pointed out that "democracies treat the demonstrations as a constitutional right and therefore a specialized force must be created to maintain order and not to combat riots." in the country.