Abdul-Mahdi seeks to woo Iran's proxies by defending them from US sanctions ... to protect his influence
The outgoing Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, expressed his condemnation of the inclusion of Iraqi leaders and personalities in the sanctions lists, in reference to the recent US sanctions.
Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement: We have rejected and denounced the inclusion of names of Iraqi leaders and figures known for their history and political role by fighting ISIS in lists of sanctions and prohibitions by countries with which we have relations and agreements.
He added: We also reject and denounce the insulting flags and pictures of leaders of countries with which we have relations and agreements by Iraqi demonstrators, or insulting other demonstrators to the names and pictures of well-known Iraqi personalities.
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Abdul-Mahdi said that all these practices are harmful to Iraq and its people, mix papers and lead to dangerous practices and results that are harmful to everyone, which are difficult to control, according to his claim.
It is noteworthy that the US Treasury announced, Friday evening, the imposition of sanctions on 4 Iraqis for human rights violations or corruption. The sanctions targeted Qais Khazali, the Iranian-backed "Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq" leader, his brother "Laith", and the head of the PMF Hussein Hussein Faleh, known as "Abu Zainab al-Lami."
The sanctions also included Sunni businessman and politician Khamis al-Khanjar, for bribing Iraqi officials and his involvement in corruption cases.
The US administration has vowed to impose sanctions on other Iraqi officials if human rights violations continue.
Under these penalties, all property and interests in the property of the individuals mentioned, and any entities owned by them, directly or indirectly, are prohibited by 50 percent or more, whether individually or in combination with other listed persons, located within or in the United States. In the possession or control of persons residing in the United States.
Despite the resignation of the Adel Abdul Mahdi government, which is a major demand of the protesters, the demonstrations are still continuing and demanding the departure of the political elite accused of corruption and wasting state funds, which has ruled the country since 2003.
On the other hand, consultations and meetings have been going on since last night between the various political forces and blocs, and he confirmed that there are attempts in the meantime to reach an agreement to announce a political agreement directed to the street in the first place, to announce that the next government is temporary, with the aim of persuading the protesters or those who refuse to nominate Muhammad Shi'a Sudanese to head the government, or any other name, the protesters put a refusal on any name that comes from the current parties, the same is the case of Muqtada al-Sadr.
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