The representative of Iraq calls on the Security Council to support “sovereignty” and talks about “forming the government”


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 2022-10-04 12:28A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Iraq’s representative to the United Nations, Muhammad Hussein Bahr al-Ulum, requested on Tuesday the United Nations Security Council to support Iraq’s sovereignty and condemn external attacks, stressing that the Iranian bombing of the city of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, left victims and terrified the population.

The representative of Iraq said in a speech during the UN Security Council session on developments in Iraq, that “the Iranian bombing led to the martyrdom of Iraqis and terrorized the population, and we call upon the Security Council to support Iraq’s sovereignty and condemn any external aggression from any side.”

Yesterday, Monday, the Iranian bombardment was renewed, for the eighth consecutive day, targeting the Seidkan district in the independent Soran administration, Erbil. On September 26, the Counter-Terrorism Service in the Kurdistan Region announced that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard launched a missile attack on the region in four stages, which left “13 martyrs and 58 wounded.”

With regard to the internal political situation, Iraq’s representative to the United Nations said that “the stalemate in the political process delayed the formation of the new government,” adding that “the Iraqi political forces entered into a constructive and serious dialogue to reach understandings.”

“Efforts are going on to form a new government that meets the people’s basic aspirations,” he noted.

He said, “These days pass the third anniversary of the peaceful demonstrations of October 2019 led by the youth of Iraq calling for reform and fighting corruption,” explaining that “the security forces dealt with high professionalism in maintaining peaceful demonstrations and avoiding clashes.”

Bahr Al-Uloum pointed out that “Iraq is committed to the international community in combating terrorism, and we look forward to receiving the UN Under-Secretary for Combating Terrorism in the near future.”

He added, “Iraq calls on the United Nations to strengthen its field presence and the international community to restore its nationals in al-Hol camp and hand over those wanted to Iraq. Iraq reiterates its call not to use its territory to settle scores and calls on the Security Council to seriously consider this matter.”

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