The Secretary-General of the United Nations urges immediate steps to calm the situation and avoid any violence in Iraq

The Secretary-General of the United Nations urges immediate steps to calm the situation and avoid any violence in Iraq

2022-08-30

The Secretary-General of the United Nations urges immediate steps to calm the situation and avoid any violence in IraqUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged immediate steps to calm the situation and avoid any violence in Iraq.

The spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement that “the Secretary-General is following with concern the protests taking place in Iraq today, during which demonstrators entered government buildings.

It is particularly concerned about reports of casualties,” he said, noting that it “calls for calm and restraint, and urges all relevant actors to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and avoid any violence.”

He added, “The Secretary-General strongly urges all parties and actors to raise the level of their differences and engage, without further delay, in a peaceful and inclusive dialogue on a constructive way forward.”

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