The European Union expresses its grave concern over the recent political and security escalation in Iraq
The union said in a statement today, that "violence is never a solution and must not be allowed to undermine the democratic process." He called on all parties to renounce acts of violence, exercise maximum restraint, work towards de-escalation and participate in dialogue in a constructive manner and in good faith and within the constitutional framework, putting the desires and interests of the Iraqi people first.
In these circumstances, and as Iraq passes the three-year anniversary of the Tishreen protest movement and nearly a year since the early elections that took place in October 2021, the European Union affirmed its determination to continue to support the path of reform that Iraq is taking, its stability and sovereignty.
The European Union condemned in the strongest terms the bombing of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq this week, for which the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed responsibility.
The union said: These attacks are a violation of Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The European Union affirms its full solidarity with the Iraqi people, the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
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