US official: Those who wanted to boycott us lost the elections in Iraq

political| 06:56 – 10/15/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News

The former US ambassador to Baghdad, Douglas Silliman, said on Friday that the political forces that bet on severing relations between the United States and Iraq lost in the recent parliamentary elections.
Silliman indicated in a television interview, which was followed by “Mawazine News”, that “the relationship of Iraq and America in the next stage depends on the orientations of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr,” adding that “Al-Sadr and those allied with him should take into account the demands of the October demonstrators to give Iraq an independent voice.” .
And Suleiman considered that “the caretaker prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, maintained his relations with America and Iran, and his foreign policy was acceptable.”
He added, “The Iraqi elections took place without violence, and the voters freely voted for the forces that want to focus on the Iraqi identity,” adding that “the elections produced new players,” referring to the forces emanating from the popular protests.
He continued, “The Al-Fateh coalition, which wanted to sever the relationship between America and the Iraqi armed forces, lost the elections,” noting that “there are no legal challenges facing the elections so far.”
He added that “Al-Fatah and the forces of the state want to reject the elections as a whole without real justifications,” describing this situation as dangerous.
And Suleiman concluded, “I advise those negotiating with al-Sadr to make sure that the government he will lead or control will deal with America.” Ended 29/R77

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