Iraq An open sit-in inside Parliament and Al-Kazemi calls for peace and dialogue

The demonstrators entered the Iraqi parliament in an open sit-in, against the backdrop of the political crisis in the country, while Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on the political blocs to sit for dialogue and understanding "for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis away from the language of treason and exclusion."

The official Iraqi News Agency announced, on Saturday, that the demonstrators inside Parliament entered an open sit-in, against the backdrop of the political crisis in the country.

In turn, Ibrahim al-Jabri, director of the Sadrist movement's office, Muqtada al-Sadr, said that "the people choose the open sit-in in Parliament."

In a Facebook post, he added: "The people are in Parliament Thank you to the security forces."


Iraq An open sit-in inside Parliament and Al-Kazemi calls for peace and dialogue The demonstrators entered the Iraqi parliament in an open sit-in, against the backdrop of the political crisis in the country, while Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on the political blocs to sit for dialogue and understanding "for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis away from the language of treason and exclusion."  The official Iraqi News Agency announced, on Saturday, that the demonstrators inside Parliament entered an open sit-in, against the backdrop of the political crisis in the country.  In turn, Ibrahim al-Jabri, director of the Sadrist movement's office, Muqtada al-Sadr, said that "the people choose the open sit-in in Parliament."  In a Facebook post, he added: "The people are in Parliament... Thank you to the security forces."   Earlier on Saturday, demonstrators from the Sadrist movement went to the Green Zone in the capital, rejecting the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, to head the government.  For its part, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced that the death toll among the demonstrators in the capital, Baghdad, has risen to 125, including 100 civilians and 25 soldiers, according to the official Iraqi News Agency.  And earlier on Saturday, the ministry announced in a statement that 60 people were injured due to the demonstrations in the Green Zone in the capital, during clashes with security forces.  Calls for dialogue and the preservation of peace  In addition, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on the political blocs to sit down for dialogue and understanding "for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis, away from the language of treason and exclusion."  Al-Kazemi added in a televised speech: "A thousand days of quiet dialogue is better than a moment in which a drop of Iraqi blood is shed," warning of the continuing state of "political tension" in Iraq.   For his part, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi called on the demonstrators in Parliament to maintain peace.  Al-Halbousi directed, in a statement issued by his media office, not to attack or harm the demonstrators, stressing the prohibition of carrying arms inside Parliament.  On Saturday, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called for de-escalation in Iraq, against the backdrop of demonstrations in the capital, Baghdad.  The mission said in a tweet via Twitter, "The continued escalation is very worrying, so voices of reason and wisdom are necessary to prevent further violence."   Due to differences between the political forces, a new government has not been formed since early parliamentary elections were held on October 10, 2021.  On July 25, the "Coordination Framework" coalition chose the 52-year-old Sudanese as a candidate to head the next government in a new step towards ending the crisis that has been going on for more than 8 months.  Attitudes regarding Sudan's candidacy were divided between supporters and opponents, as the protest movement and the Sadrist movement demanded the nomination of a figure who had never held any government position.



Earlier on Saturday, demonstrators from the Sadrist movement went to the Green Zone in the capital, rejecting the nomination of Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, to head the government.

For its part, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced that the death toll among the demonstrators in the capital, Baghdad, has risen to 125, including 100 civilians and 25 soldiers, according to the official Iraqi News Agency.

And earlier on Saturday, the ministry announced in a statement that 60 people were injured due to the demonstrations in the Green Zone in the capital, during clashes with security forces.

Calls for dialogue and the preservation of peace

In addition, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on the political blocs to sit down for dialogue and understanding "for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis, away from the language of treason and exclusion."

Al-Kazemi added in a televised speech: "A thousand days of quiet dialogue is better than a moment in which a drop of Iraqi blood is shed," warning of the continuing state of "political tension" in Iraq.


For his part, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi called on the demonstrators in Parliament to maintain peace.

Al-Halbousi directed, in a statement issued by his media office, not to attack or harm the demonstrators, stressing the prohibition of carrying arms inside Parliament.

On Saturday, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called for de-escalation in Iraq, against the backdrop of demonstrations in the capital, Baghdad.

The mission said in a tweet via Twitter, "The continued escalation is very worrying, so voices of reason and wisdom are necessary to prevent further violence."


Due to differences between the political forces, a new government has not been formed since early parliamentary elections were held on October 10, 2021.

On July 25, the "Coordination Framework" coalition chose the 52-year-old Sudanese as a candidate to head the next government in a new step towards ending the crisis that has been going on for more than 8 months.

Attitudes regarding Sudan's candidacy were divided between supporters and opponents, as the protest movement and the Sadrist movement demanded the nomination of a figure who had never held any government position.
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