A day before a parliamentary session, concrete blocks encircle the green (photos)
Shafaq News / The Iraqi security authorities reinforced, on Monday evening, the fortification of the governmental Green Zone, with additional concrete blocks, hours before the parliament resumed work and held a parliamentary session.
A security source told Shafaq News Agency, "Reinforcements from the concrete blocks were lined up in front of the legislation and planning gate leading to the Green Zone," noting that "the Ministry of Planning gate was completely closed."
He added, "Putting the blocks longitudinally at the planning gate means that this entrance will be out of service starting tomorrow," pointing to the possibility of "commencing tomorrow with a similar procedure at the gate of the suspension bridge."
This comes in conjunction with the possibility of holding a parliamentary session, which was officially announced today by the Media Department of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday afternoon, with an agenda that included voting on the resignation of Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi from his position, in addition to electing the first vice president.
The Shiite coordination framework welcomed today, Monday, the decision of the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, to resume the work of Parliament and set next Wednesday as a date for holding a session, while calling on the Kurdish forces, to “resolve their candidate for the presidency,” welcoming at the same time the “participation of all national forces, especially the current Sadr in dialogues, government formation and state administration.
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