Al-Awadi reaffirms the government's commitment to implementing the constitution
The first 2023/02/19
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Yesterday, Saturday, the spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office, Bassem Al-Awadi, renewed the government's commitment to implementing what was stated in the Iraqi constitution, denying that what was mentioned in Al-Sabah newspaper, under the title (Will the Kurdistan region be dissolved?), represents a governmental or official point of view at all, while The Iraqi Media Network clarified that the report was a journalistic material based on a survey published in most media outlets, including Arab and foreign newspapers. The editor-in-chief of Al-Sabah newspaper, Ahmed Abdul-Hussein, pointed out that Kurdistan is an essential and dear part of the Iraqi state, indicating that the Kurds are the ones who decide what they want.
Al-Awadi explained, in a statement, that "the articles of the Iraqi constitution and what is stated therein regarding Iraq being a federal state, and the rest of the paragraphs that regulated the form of the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, are one of the most important gains of the new Iraq, which the government is working to consolidate and support as a commitment from it, government." legitimately elected according to the constitution, and committed to applying it, as well as all Iraqi laws in force.
In turn, the Iraqi Media Network confirmed, in a statement, that it operates in accordance with its applicable law, and is keen to be a voice for all Iraqis of all affiliations, stressing its refusal to prejudice the constitutional rights of legal institutions and entities, including the Kurdistan region.
The statement added that what was stated in the newspaper does not represent an opinion or orientation of the network, but rather a journalistic material based on a survey published in most media outlets, including Arab and foreign newspapers. regarding the above report; In order to achieve objectivity, and in compliance with the law.
For his part, the editor-in-chief of "Al-Sabah" newspaper, Ahmed Abdel-Hussein, said in his column on the third page and in a statement to the "Nawa" news network: "The newspaper did not conduct any poll and there is ambiguity on the subject," stressing that "the poll was conducted by a research center and we only followed it up." In addition, we published in the report opinions that differ from the poll and its results.
He added, "There is no objective behind the publication of the report other than press follow-up, and this is the essence of the press to follow up on highly sensitive files, but with the availability of professional conditions and presentation of all opinions," noting that "the reactions were angry and it seems that they did not read the report well and contented themselves with the title, even if He read the report to show that we dealt with the issue with high professionalism.” And he continued, “What the Kurds want is decided by the Kurds, and we are not a party to that. We follow up on his issues on the popular and official levels.”
And he added, "Al-Sabah is a newspaper for all Iraqis, and it follows the Kurdish issue with the same professionalism that we follow the Arab affairs, and everything that concerns the Kurdish citizen, we are obligated."
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