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Calls for restraint and fears of entering the cycle of violence

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Iraq lived an exceptional day during which the Sadrist movement’s supporters stormed the parliament building, announcing the sit-in inside, which blew up storms of fears and reactions against the country’s entry into a maze of differences and a cycle of violence, amid calls for wisdom, restraint and concessions.

Thousands of supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed the parliament building inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, for the second time in a week, declaring an open sit-in inside, wounding at least 125 people.

The protesters removed concrete barriers and entered the Green Zone, which includes government buildings and the headquarters of foreign missions, before storming the parliament building. Al-Sadr’s supporters threw stones at the security forces, and the police responded with tear gas and sound bombs. Hundreds of demonstrators entered Parliament and its main hall, waving Iraqi flags and pictures of Muqtada al-Sadr.

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and water, in an attempt to disperse and deter the demonstrators. In a statement, the Iraqi Ministry of Health stated that the institutions of the Ministry of Health had received 125 wounded, 100 of whom were civilians and 25 security personnel. The demonstrators renewed their rejection of the name of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, who was nominated by al-Sadr’s political opponents for the position of prime minister in the coordinating framework.

And the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, called for cooperation in order to stop the strife that Iraq is subjected to.

And he said, in a televised speech: “Everyone must be wise, and the political blocs should engage in dialogue for the sake of Iraq, and stay away from the language of treason. Making concessions for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqis, and we warn of political tension.”

The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, also called on the demonstrators, who are supporters of the Sadrist movement, to maintain the peacefulness of the demonstrations. He said, in a statement, “I call on the demonstrators to maintain the peacefulness of the demonstration,” calling on the Parliament’s protection forces not to attack or harm the demonstrators and not to carry weapons inside Parliament.

Al-Halbousi appealed to all leaders and political blocs to an urgent national meeting to achieve an effective and responsible national dialogue, the outcomes of which would be for the sake of the country, and to give priority to his interests over all partisan and factional interests. Al-Halbousi announced the suspension of parliamentary sessions until further notice.

The Sadrist movement warned the forces of the coordination framework against destabilizing civil peace in Iraq. Muhammad Salih al-Iraqi, who is close to the leader of the Sadrist movement, said in a tweet on Twitter: “Do not call for destabilizing civil peace, as you did in your sit-ins against the current rigged elections, as you claim.”

Exit demands

In turn, the coordinating framework called on the masses of the Iraqi people to go out in demonstrations. The coordinating framework said, in a statement: “We are following with great concern the unfortunate events taking place in Baghdad during these days, especially the encroachment on constitutional institutions, the storming of parliament and the threat to attack the judiciary and attack official headquarters and security services. The Iraqi woman, who believes in the law, the constitution, and constitutional legitimacy, has to demonstrate peacefully in defense of the state, its legitimacy and its institutions, foremost of which is the judicial and legislative authority, and to stand against this dangerous transgression and deviation from the law, customs and Sharia.”

The statement held the political parties behind this escalation and transgression against the state and its institutions fully responsible for what civil peace may be exposed to as a result of these acts in violation of the law, warning that the state, its legitimacy, its constitutional institutions and civil peace, are a red line that all Iraqis must prepare to defend by all peaceful means. possible.

calm down calls

For his part, Hadi al-Amiri, head of the Al-Fateh Alliance in the Iraqi parliament, called for the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement to adopt the approach of calm, restraint and deliberation, and prefer the method of dialogue and constructive understanding in order to overcome differences.

open dialogue

In this context, Ammar al-Hakim, head of the National State Forces Alliance in Iraq, called on the Sadrist movement and the coordinating framework forces to engage in an open and direct dialogue to save Iraq.

Al-Hakim said, in a statement, that the critical Iraqi situation that the internal arena is going through today requires everyone to give precedence to the language of reason, logic, dialogue and concession to Iraq and its people. Under the roof of the nation, the national interest and the preservation of blood, Iraq takes the suffering of the people, their concerns and interests into consideration, a dialogue in which each party is assured of the other’s reassurance that there is no intention to abolish anyone at the expense of another. We urge each party, through its rhetoric and its public bases, to exercise restraint and to show the utmost wisdom in order to prevent the irreplaceable loss of the homeland.”

The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, also called for a serious dialogue between the forces of the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement away from negative influences.

For its part, the United Nations Mission in Iraq expressed concern about the continuing escalation in the country and the need to prevent further violence.

“The ongoing escalation is extremely worrying, so voices of reason and wisdom are necessary to prevent further violence,” Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, the representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Baghdad, said in a tweet via Twitter.

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