US ambassador: the Sadrists refuse to meet us



Since 22/03/2016 13:13 pm (Baghdad time)

Baghdad balances News

He announced the US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, Permanent his willingness to meet with Moqtada al-Sadr, leader or any of the members of his movement, but he also said, “but reject”, as he emphasized the lack of concern of the sit-ins in front of the gates of the Green Zone.

Jones said in remarks to a number of media, said that “demonstrations and sit-ins is a constitutional right, which is part of any democratic system, which is an internal affair do not interfere in it,” he said. “We are not worried about our embassy from protesters, because we are confident of the security apparatus’s ability to protect embassy , which is guaranteed under the Vienna Convention, which was signed by most of the world, including Iraq. ”

Responding to a question about the possibility of meeting the chest or negotiate with him to see the last position of the political process, Jones expressed his willingness for “chest a meeting or any members of his movement,” stressing that “we are always ready for it, but they refuse.”

The US ambassador “to support Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi procedures for political reforms, denying any” attempts to interfere in his country’s upcoming cabinet reshuffle. ”

Jones admitted, “not to know the degree of risk or the time that it could collapse, but he stressed that” it is our duty to warn the Iraqis that there are gaps in the dam and they have to take heed and act as they see fit. ”

He denied “reports that the existence of a consulate or representative office of Iraqi Sunnis in Washington , ” adding that “it is through the agreements that the United States welcomes visits by all Iraqis to Washington for the transfer of their views.” Ended 29 / D 24


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