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He advised to "punish" Al-Sadr and Al-Amri ... an American report warns Washington against supporting Allawi for two reasons
February 21, 2020
The writer said that Allawi's nomination represented a "dead end" for relations between Baghdad and Washington (Ultra Iraq)
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
A report by an American researcher warned the White House against supporting Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, while urging her to take 5 steps to "save Iraq."
The researcher said that Allawi does not have any opportunity to resolve the two major crises currently plaguing Iraq
John Hanna, who works as a senior fellow at the Washington-based Defense of Democracies , advised in his report, " [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ", published by "Foreign Policy" magazine, advised the United States to stay away from the support of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi.
The researcher called on the American administration to focus its energies on supporting the protests by starting a coordinated campaign to keep the eyes of the world open on what is going on in them "attacks by pro-Iranian parties", as he put it.
"The nomination of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi for the post of prime minister is a dead end for relations between Iraq and the United States alike," said Hanna, who served as Deputy National Security Adviser under President Bush Jr.
He adds, "Allawi does not have any opportunity to solve the two major crises that Iraq is currently suffering from, namely the collapse of the legitimacy of the political class that ruled in Iraq after 2003, and secondly, the inability to end the influence of Iran and the militias loyal to it that are escalating day after day . "
The American researcher confirms, "The United States' departure from supporting Allawi's candidacy and focusing its energies on supporting the protest movement is the only hope not only to save Iraq, but to save the future of US-Iraqi relations as well . "
The researcher called on the American administration to focus its energies on supporting the protests through 5 steps
John Hanna believes that "supporting the protest movement, which does not have clear leadership, without contaminating it and inadvertently putting it at risk represents a real difficult political challenge for the United States, while proposing a number of steps that the American administration should take in order to ensure this, including :
- Organizing a concerted campaign to keep the spotlight on the protests and attacks "carried out by Iran and its arms against the demonstrators . "
- Adoption of resolutions and recommendations in the Security Council and other international organizations by the United States and allied countries to express solidarity and concern for the Iraqi people .
- Find ways to help Iraqi and international NGOs work discreetly with protesters to direct their movement and demands to a practical political program .
- Supporting protesters to access secure communication technologies to counter the restrictions of the Iraqi government’s Internet restrictions .
- Speed up measures to punish people who have participated in the persecution of protesters, not only militia leaders but also include senior politicians and their aides such as cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and leader of the Alliance of Fateh Hadi al-Amiri .
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