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Ministerial Council: The Iraqi government is committed to protecting missions and embassies

Baghdad-ALSharqiya, October 20: The Ministerial Council for National Security affirmed the Iraqi government's commitment to protect the United Nations Mission in Iraq and other diplomatic missions from any threat and support them to carry out their tasks within the scope of Iraq's commitment to international laws and norms.
This came during a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security headed by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mustafa Al-Kazemi, which discussed the threats against the UNAMI mission and its representative in Iraq, Jenin Plaschaert, and the measures taken after her pictures were torn and burned by protesters against the results of the general elections.. The meeting affirmed that peaceful demonstration is a constitutional right and duty. Security forces secure the right to express opinion, provided that it does not encroach on law and order, restrict citizens, block roads, disrupt public life, attack public and private property, or offend the prestige of the state.

The Ministerial Council for National Security affirmed that objecting to the results of the general elections in Iraq should be part of the legal procedures in place, which is the natural and sound legal path.
During the meeting, Al-Kazemi stressed the importance that the government played a major role in holding the elections, and the security services succeeded in securing electoral centers, candidates and voters, as the elections took place for the first time without a curfew, and without booby-traps, assassinations or terrorist acts.. Al-Kazemi stressed the need for national identity to prevail. And to stay away from everything that sows division among the people, expressing his thanks to all the local and international observers who contributed to monitoring the voting process.

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