Blackshart surrounds the Security Council: Differences dominate over the language of dialogue in Iraq
In her briefing to the Security Council on the situation in Iraq and the work of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Plasschaert said that "over the past twelve months, discord and the political influence game has taken priority over a sense of common duty, and actors along the political spectrum have left the country." In a long-term stalemate, the Iraqis were held hostage to an unpredictable and intolerable situation, turning into armed clashes."
"There is no justification for violence. With the still very real risk of further strife and bloodshed, we can only reiterate the importance of keeping any protest away from violence. All parties must act responsibly in times of heightened tension."
"For the dialogue to come to fruition, it is very important that all parties participate in it. There are solutions. But only if there is a willingness to reach compromises. In the end, it all comes down to political will. All leaders must take responsibility," she added. She said, "The disappointment of the people has reached the sky. Many Iraqis have lost confidence in the ability of the political class in Iraq to work for the benefit of the country and its people. Continuing failure to address this loss of confidence will only exacerbate Iraq's problems."
She pointed out that "the political system and the system of governance in Iraq ignore the needs of the Iraqi people. The rampant corruption represents a major root cause of dysfunction in Iraq. No leader can claim that he is protected from it. Keeping the system "as is" will rebound with negative results."
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