The United Nations Mission: The fate of the Iraqi nation is at stake

 The United Nations Mission: The fate of the Iraqi nation is at stake

The United Nations Mission The fate of the Iraqi nation is at stake
 The United Nations Mission The fate of the Iraqi nation is at stake


The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called on all political parties to work to calm tensions and resort to dialogue as the only way to resolve differences.

And she made it clear in a statement today, Monday, that the Iraqis cannot remain hostages of unpredictable and intolerable situations. She said the very existence of the country was at stake.

It also called on all protesters to leave the Green Zone in Baghdad immediately, evacuate all government buildings, and allow the government to continue its responsibility to run the country in the service of the Iraqi people.

'Dangerous escalation'

She stressed that today's developments are a very dangerous escalation, noting that state institutions must serve the Iraqi people without hindrance in all circumstances and at all times.

The UN mission also urged everyone to be peaceful, cooperate with the security forces and avoid actions that could lead to an unstoppable chain of events.

Dialogue, not confrontation

The US embassy in Baghdad said that the United States urged all parties in Iraq to maintain peace and refrain from actions that might lead to a cycle of violence.

Today, through its Facebook account, the embassy warned that reports of unrest in Iraq today are worrying because they do not allow Iraqi institutions to operate, adding: "The United States is concerned about the escalation of tensions. Iraq's security, stability and sovereignty must not be jeopardized. It is now time to resolve differences through dialogue, not with whom." in the confrontation process.

She added that the right to peaceful public protest is an important part of any democracy, but protesters must also respect the institutions of the Iraqi government and property that belong to and serve the Iraqi people and must be allowed to function.

In turn, the US State Department clarified that the news of the withdrawal of the US embassy in Baghdad is incorrect, stressing that the protection of our citizens in Iraq is a top priority.

Earlier, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced his final retirement from political work following a severe political crisis in Iraq, with his supporters heading to the Green Zone in Baghdad, storming the presidential palace and entering the areas, which prompted the security personnel to expel them. Tear gas to disperse them.

Attempts to break into Parliament

Angry supporters of the Sadrist movement also tried to reach Parliament, but security forces closed the gates of the Green Zone to prevent more protesters from entering.

It is noteworthy that Al-Sadr announced, today, Monday, in a tweet on his Twitter account, his decision to retire permanently and close all sports institutions except for the shrine, the museum and the Heritage Department.

He also hinted that his reform project might threaten his life, calling on his supporters to pray for him in the event of his death or death.

It is worth noting that this retirement step comes at a sensitive time for the country, especially the ongoing political crisis since the last parliamentary elections that were held on October 10 (2021) last year, with the intensification and exacerbation of differences between the Sadrist movement and the cadres. Among them are Nouri al-Maliki, the Fatah coalition and the pro-Iranian factions and parties.