US report: Abdul Mahdi's resignation will create a new crisis and Washington is involved in deals
13:40 - 02/12/2019
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The Washington Post said in a report Monday that the resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
, amid protests ongoing comprehensive reform has paved the way for a new political crisis, noting that the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
heavily involved in the ongoing political deals in the country.
"There is a looming confrontation within the Iraqi parliament over who will lead the country as protesters clash with security forces in Baghdad and other cities in an attempt to topple a regime they say favors a fossilized elite," the report said. Demonstrators, thousands of whom are camping in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, have called for a new election law and an end to the power-sharing arrangement that divides the spoils of government among [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
's political blocs .
"The two-month-old SPLM is the most serious challenge to the Iraqi political system since the US-led invasion in 2003, in which 430 demonstrators have been killed so far," said a human rights official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"Iraqi officials are also grappling with the political preferences of outside powers such as the United States, which were heavily involved in background political deals before Abdul-Mahdi's appointment last year," the report said.
The report pointed out that "Abdul-Mahdi was appointed after months of political bickering in parliament, while deputies and analysts said that his departure, approved by lawmakers on Sunday, gives the authorities an opportunity to begin to make a real change. Iraqis are tired of high unemployment and Large scale and lack of government services. They point to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
vast oil reserves as a sign of wasting the country's wealth. ” Finished / 25 z