Shafaq News/ The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq warned, on Saturday, of attempts to inflame the general situation and threaten civil peace in the country, confirming its position rejecting normalization with Israel.
The presidency said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “At a time when the Presidency of the Republic affirms Iraq’s firm position and support for the Palestinian cause and the implementation of the full legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, it renews Iraq’s categorical rejection of the issue of normalization with Israel, and calls for respecting the will of the Iraqis and their independent national decision.”
She stressed that “the last meeting that was held to promote this concept does not represent the people and residents of Iraqi cities, but only the positions of those who participated in it, in addition to being an attempt to inflame the general situation and target civil peace.”
The Presidency of the Republic called to “stay away from promoting nationally and legally rejected concepts that affect the feelings of Iraqis, at a time when we must prepare for fair and transparent elections that support the national path in Iraq and restore a free and dignified life for all Iraqis.”
On Friday, September 24, about 300 Iraqi Sunni and Shiite figures called for Iraq to become the latest Muslim-majority country to join the Ibrahim agreements and establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
According to a statement issued by the assembly, it includes more than 300 Iraqis from Baghdad, Mosul, Anbar, Babil, Salah al-Din and Diyala, calling on Iraq in general to enter into relations with Israel and its people through the Ibrahim agreements, similar to the Arab countries that have been normalized.
This morning, the Iraqi government expressed its “categorical” rejection of the “illegal” meetings held by some tribal figures residing in the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region, by raising the slogan of normalization with Israel.
Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government issued a clarification about a meeting held yesterday in Erbil under the title (Peace and Recovery).
The ministry said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the meeting was held without the knowledge, approval and participation of the regional government, and it does not express in any way the position of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
The statement added that the necessary measures will be taken to follow up on how this meeting will be held.