“We will not allow anyone to threaten Iraq,” he said during a meeting with a group of Iraqi journalists, including Asharq Al-Awsat.
“Regional interventions in Iraq will not succeed unless there is a party inside working on this. We must not allow meddling that threatens Iraqi sovereignty or the Iraqi social fabric, and we will not allow adventures for external parties in Iraq,” he said.
He added that the country’s future comes above everything else.
The PM confirmed that he would not yield to any external blackmailing in his plans to reform Iraq.
He revealed that the state treasury has lost between 3 to 4 billion dollars over the control of armed groups of several border crossings.
Kadhimi also spoke about challenges to the Iraqi identity.
“Let our standard be citizenship, not sectarian or ethnic affiliation. The soil of Iraq is sacred and we must defend it in every way,” he said.
Kadhimi also told journalists that his government is facing a real challenge in confronting the coronavirus pandemic as a result of poor infrastructure.
The Iraqi health sector has been worn down by years of war and poor investment.
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