A lengthy statement from Abdul Mahdi one month after the start of the demonstrations

A lengthy statement from Abdul Mahdi one month after the start of the demonstrations

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A lengthy statement from Abdul Mahdi one month after the start of the demonstrationsGilgamesh Press / Baghdad
issued a prime minister , Adel Abdul – Mahdi, Sunday, a lengthy statement a month after the outbreak of demonstrations in all governorates of Iraq.
The “Kalamkash Press”, obtained a copy of the statement, which reads:

Statement to the Iraqi people one month after their victorious demonstrations

In the name of of Allah the Merciful

(Lord make this a safe country and provide his family from the fruits) Believe God Almighty

O our people,

Peace, mercy and blessings of God

It has been a month since popular demonstrations broke out in the provinces of Iraq, especially Baghdad and the south. The people expressed their opinion clearly in their political and electoral system and in the performance of the government and the required reforms, whether political, human rights or service. The demonstrations were accompanied by joyful and joyful images of the sophistication and comfort of the Iraqis
. Every drop of blood is expensive and painful and must be stopped.
The second is the continued exposure of numbers of outlaws to the security forces seeking to protect the demonstrators and public and private interests in the country. These groups have nothing to do with the demonstrations but cover them up and use them as human shields to carry out banditry, arson, looting and clashes with security forces using Molotov cocktails, catapults and even grenades, firearms, knives and others. We commissioned an investigative committee headed by the Minister of Health and governmental and non-governmental bodies to investigate the types of equipment used by the security forces when defending their positions, especially tear bombs. The instructions remain strict not to use live bullets or any lethal weapons, and that the security forces do not carry out any acts of attack or offensive, but stand the defense against attacks by outlaws, whether to break into the barriers of security forces in the bridges of the Republic and Senk and others, or in the attack on the headquarters and interests Government and civil society in Baghdad and the provinces.

The security forces have invited many demonstrators, activists and organizations to come to the ranks of the security repulsion to see the size of the attacks and methods and violence by the outlaws.

The demonstrations achieved many of their purposes and prompted the three authorities to review their positions. There was widespread political mobility, and numerous resolutions were passed to meet many of the demands made by the demonstrators. Demonstrations have received great popular, civic and trade union support, and the political system has been rocked to be one of the most important events that demonstrate that freedoms are responsibilities. It is the basic tool for the people to evaluate their rulers, express their opinion and realize their just demands. Therefore, the supreme religious authority defended peaceful demonstrations, so we must continue to protect and support peaceful demonstrations and distinguish between them and the outlaws. I met with a large number of demonstrators and thanked them for their pressure and the importance of renouncing violence for the success of the reformist demands and the continued peaceful popular pressure on the government and political forces to be able to succeed against the system of quotas and special privileges and corruption and to overcome the obstructionist approach that delays the achievement you demand.

Dear people .. It has been a month in which interests, schools, universities and a major part of public life have been disrupted. It is time for life to return to normal. To open all markets, interests, laboratories, schools and universities. Demonstrations and other legal practices of expression without affecting public and private life and interests are up to you. Your presence in the fields and your expression of opinion support us in presenting and implementing reforms, which is one of the most important factors of reform and pressure, if it took place peacefully and legally.

The most important thing here is to isolate the saboteurs from your peaceful movement. We postponed the Baghdad International Fair for a period of time because of the situation .. and delayed the completion of the submission of the 2020 budget. Not to mention the internal interests that have been stalled by the events and which have been subjected to significant losses, which requires a rapid return to normal functioning. The threat of oil interests and the blocking of some roads to Iraq’s ports cause huge losses exceeding billions, and delay the arrival of goods, and this and others raise the prices paid by all citizens and the poor in particular and disrupt the provision of jobs and the growth of the economy and put patients at risk because of the closure of medical clinics and obstruct the movement of ambulances, and lose Because of them students important study days with the need to complete the curriculum and prepare for examinations, especially the ministerial ones, and delays the completion of citizens’ transactions by disrupting the work of service departments, and cut off the livelihoods of people, especially shop owners and workers wage daily, and weaken the Endeavors to achieve decent living and social justice for this decent people.

We reduced
the curfew hours. What is most important for the government is the return of normal life, while ensuring the protection of the rights of citizens, including the right to peaceful demonstrations in the designated places and the prevention of arson and assault whatever.

Long live Iraq and its people.

Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you
Adel Abdel Mahdi
Prime Minister