The presidencies emphasize keeping weapons in the hands of the state and protecting diplomatic missions

Sunday 27th September 2020 - 19:55

The presidencies emphasize keeping weapons in the hands of the state and protecting diplomatic missions

Baghdad - INA

Today, Sunday, the three presidencies stressed the importance of confining weapons to the hands of the state and confronting outlaw actions against the country's security and sovereignty.

A statement by the Presidency of the Republic received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, hosted today at the Baghdad Palace, a meeting that included Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi, Speaker of Parliament Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Faiq Zaidan, which discussed the security and political developments and the serious implications of this On the current conditions.”

The meeting affirmed that "the security developments that occurred in recent times from the continued targeting of civilian and military centers and headquarters, and the continuing assassinations and kidnappings against civilian activists, represent targeting Iraq and its sovereignty and the national project on which the current government was formed to achieve stability and preserve the state's prestige, and in preparation for early elections. On fair grounds, "noting that" these operations undermine the international reputation of Iraq and its foreign relations. "

The meeting pointed out that "the continuing atmosphere of security turmoil and the repercussions that it entails will seriously damage the Iraqi economy and its endeavor to overcome the crisis that resulted from the spread of the Corona pandemic and the drop in oil prices and its revenues, and undermine the chances of the country getting out to safety in the face of crises."

The meeting stressed that "Iraq is not at war except with terrorism, in which the Iraqi people and their vanguard of the military and security forces of all kinds and their diversities have made decisive strides in defeating and defeating it," stressing that "declaring war is the prerogative of the Iraqi state’s legislative and executive institutions based on the law and the constitution. And that no party has the right to declare a state of war or act on the basis of the state of war inside Iraqi territories.

He pointed out that "Iraq, while affirming persistently its refusal to interfere in the internal affairs of any country and rejecting the interference of others in its affairs, it refuses to turn its land into an arena for settling accounts or a starting point for aggression against other countries," adding that "Iraqi patriots agree to consolidate a sovereign nation state. Complete without the concepts of external value, interference or dependency. "

The meeting noted that “the trend towards which the actions of outlaw groups are directed against the country's security and sovereignty represents a dangerous trend that exposes Iraq's stability to real risks, which calls for concerted efforts at all levels and an active presence of the position of the various political forces in order to confront this escalation and support the government's efforts. Iraq to ensure the security and sovereignty of Iraq. " They called for "close ranks and taking unified, serious and decisive stances to prevent further repercussions, and to take practical measures to ensure security stability."