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Mubasher - Mustafa Reda : The pace of demonstrations and protests escalated in Mesopotamia, reaching today, Monday, decisions to impose a comprehensive curfew on all governorates of Iraq, and concerns about the impact of government departments.
The concerns of the Iraqi situation did not stop there, but spread to the banking sector and Internet services, to show Washington in the picture to make recommendations to calm the situation at the level of the inflamed Iraqi arena.
Beginning in Baghdad
The story began in the Iraqi capital, where the Joint Operations Command announced the imposition of a comprehensive curfew in the capital, Baghdad.
And the leadership stated, that it was decided to impose a comprehensive curfew in the capital, Baghdad, including cars and citizens, starting at half past three in the afternoon today, for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to suspend government sessions until further notice.
The media office of the Prime Minister said that this came due to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , while calling on citizens to abide by the curfew and to stay away from malicious rumors.
Mustafa Al-Kazemi chaired [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]To discuss recent events and protesters entering government institutions.
The Iraqi President, Barham Salih, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan; To discuss developments on the national scene, in light of the escalation of protests.
Expansion of the curfew and calls for protesters to withdraw
The matter did not stop at the Iraqi capital only, as the Joint Operations Command imposed a comprehensive curfew on all of Iraq's governorates.
The media spokesman for the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul Abdullah, revealed [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from seven in the evening today, Monday, until further notice.
Mustafa Al-Kazemi called for [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from the Green Zone, and a commitment to the instructions of the security forces responsible for protecting official institutions and the lives of citizens.
Al-Kazemi said that the dangerous developments that took place in Iraq today, including the demonstrators storming the Green Zone and entering government institutions, indicate the seriousness of the consequences of the continuation and accumulation of political differences.
Barham Salih also called on the demonstrators to withdraw from official institutions, and to allow the security forces to carry out their duty to maintain security, order and public property.
President Salih stressed that the developments of events [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , for the benefit of the country, prevent violence and spare the precious blood of Iraqis, adopt careful positions that protect the homeland, and preserve the peaceful, democratic, constitutional path that the people sacrificed dearly and preciously from. time, and should not be neglected under any circumstances.
Concerns about banks, government departments and the Internet
With the escalation of the pace of demonstrations and intertwining with the security forces, the Iraqi authorities stressed the importance of preserving the banking sector institutions from any damage, as well as the case with government departments.
The Iraqi Ministry of Communications denied that there was a tendency [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , stressing that "the Internet service is still available normally."
America demands restraint
The US Embassy in Baghdad stressed that Iraq's security, stability and sovereignty should not be jeopardized, noting that the time has come for dialogue to resolve differences.
The US Embassy stated that [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as they do not allow Iraqi institutions to operate, as the United States is concerned about the escalation of tensions and urges all parties to remain peaceful and refrain from actions that could lead to a spiral of violence.
She noted, "The right to peaceful public protest is an essential element in all democracies, but protesters must also respect the institutions and property of the Iraqi government, which belong to and serve the Iraqi people, and institutions must be allowed to operate."
The [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to give priority to national interests, so that Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League, warned against the situation in Iraq sliding into more violence, chaos and bloodshed, stressing “the need for restraint and directing the demonstrators of various groups to stay away from all armed manifestations.” and avoiding bloodshed.
Open an immediate investigation
Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed to open an urgent investigation into the events in the Green Zone, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Al-Kazemi stressed the commitment of ministries, agencies, security and military agencies to work in accordance with the contexts, powers and controls granted to them.
Al-Kazemi stressed that our security forces are responsible for protecting the demonstrators, and that any violation of security instructions in this regard will be faced
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