The US State Department: The Iraqi political scene is “on the edge of the abyss” and we will not prefer one person over another

The US State Department: The Iraqi political scene is “on the edge of the abyss” and we will not prefer one person over another

2022-09-05 02:57

The US State Department - The Iraqi political scene is on the edge of the abyss and we will not prefer one person over anotherShafaq News/ The US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, said on Monday that the Iraqi political scene is “on the edge of the abyss”, stressing that his country will not favor one person over another in Iraq.

Barbara Leaf said in an interview with “Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath” channel, that “the stability and security of Iraq are among the priorities of the US administration,” explaining that “the Iraqi political scene is on the edge of the abyss and we are following it closely.”

He added that “the political conflict in Iraq can only be resolved through dialogue,” noting that “the current dialogue, hosted by Al-Kazemi, is a correct path and the leaders should invest it.”

The US Assistant Secretary of State pointed out that “the United States does not seek to impose its will on any Iraqi party, and does not favor one person over another in Iraq,” stressing that “the United States or even Iran should not impose a solution.”

He added, “We want to see a sovereign Iraqi state to play its pivotal role in the region,” noting that “the Iraqi state plays an important and fundamental role in the region now.”

He continued, “It is possible for us to sit with our Iraqi friends and hear from them, and we want Iraq to participate in the war on terrorism.”

He said, “The Iraqis choose their path, not Iran or anyone else,” noting that “the Iranian government and the regime in Iran are trying to interfere in Iraq and countries in the region.”

He stressed that “any government of free and fair elections we will support,” noting that “Iraq has $85 billion in the US Federal Fund.”

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