US State Department: The Iraqi government must stop crimes against protesters

Washington-ALSHARQIYA February 19: The US State Department condemned the attacks that targeted peaceful demonstrators in Baghdad and other cities for demonstrations and called on the current Iraqi government to put an end to these criminal practices and bring the perpetrators to justice. The US condemnation came in a statement to the US embassy, ​​quoting US Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker, who is visiting Baghdad, clarifying that the latter renewed US support for the basic democratic right of Iraqis to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and Washington's respect for the important and permanent role of the religious authority. The US embassy statement added that Schenker stressed during His meeting with the three presidencies The importance of the relationship between the United States and Iraq, stressing the continued cooperation to support a prosperous, stable and democratic Iraq


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