Al-Kazemi vows to form a government of services away from the "dark rooms"
Shafaq News / On Thursday, Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazimi vowed to form a government of services away from the dark rooms that would serve citizens and confine arms to the state and preserve the country's sovereignty.
Al-Kazemi said in his first televised address to the Iraqis, hours after his assignment, that the test before him is a national duty that rests with everyone.
He pointed out that the Iraqi people have not achieved their aspirations despite the passage of many years since the fall of the former regime as a result of failures that all bear their responsibilities.
Al-Kazemi pledged to form a government of services that would serve citizens and not be isolated and far from the dark rooms, vowing that his government would be a government of deeds, not words.
He said that his government will stand on the first line of defense for the people against the Corona virus by harnessing all internal capabilities and external relations to contain the crisis.
Al-Kazimi continued by saying, "Sovereignty is a red line ... We will not give up the sovereignty of the country, and the government will watch over the preservation of the sovereignty of Iraq," stressing by saying, "I repeat, sovereignty of Iraq will not be polemical, Iraq for the Iraqis."
The prime minister-designate also pledged to confine arms to the state, saying, "All weapons are the prerogative of the state and not individuals and groups."
He affirmed that his government will take care to preserve the dignity of the Iraqi citizen, adding, "We will not allow the humiliation of any Iraqi, internally or externally ... The Iraqi is not subordinate to anyone, he is a descendant of civilizations."
Al-Kazemi indicated that "fighting corruption is a national task, and returning the displaced is a goal that I will not abandon," calling on everyone to cooperate with the government to establish confidence and protect Iraq from conflict.
On Thursday, Barham Saleh mandated Al-Kazemi to form the government within 30 days, less than an hour after the Prime Minister-designate announced his apology for this task.
The indications suggest that Al-Kazemi’s mission will be easy in light of the support he received from most of the Shi’ite, Sunni, and Kurdish political blocs.
And will succeed the new government, the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who resigned in early December under pressure from popular protests calling for the departure and accountability of all political class accused of corruption and waste of state funds.
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