Washington 0
6 November 2019

Reacting to protests in Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad issued a statement affirming that “the U.S. has a strong and abiding interest in a secure and prosperous Iraq able to defend the nation against violent extremist groups and able to deter those who would undermine Iraqi sovereignty and democracy”. The statement added that “the government of Iraq and the country’s political leaders must engage seriously and urgently with Iraqi citizens who are demanding reform. There is no path forward based on suppression of the will of the Iraqi people”.  

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