Caretaker PM denounces US sanctions on Iraqi figures

Baghdad, Dec 15 (IANS): Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Sunday condemned the inclusion of Iraqi figures in a list of US sanctions despite their role in combating the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

"We reject and denounce the inclusion of the names of Iraqi leaders and figures known for their history and political role in the fight against the IS in sanction lists by countries with which we have relations and agreements," Xinhua news agency quoted Abdul Mahdi as saying in a statement.

He also criticized the Iraqi demonstrators for insulting well-known figures as well as the leaders of the countries with which Iraq has relations and agreements.

"All these practices are harmful to Iraq and its people, encourage hatred and violence, damage the reputation of Iraq, and lead to dangerous results that are harmful to everyone and difficult to control," the statement noted.

During the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq, some demonstrators burned and tore flags of neighbouring countries as well as the pictures of their leaders and clerics, in addition to tearing pictures of some Iraqi leaders participating in the political process.

Abdul Mahdi's remarks came a few days after the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury put four Iraqi figures, including Qais al-Khazali, leader of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militant group, or League of the Righteousness, on its sanction list.

The group was allegedly funded, trained and armed by the Quds Force, a unit in Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, during the US occupation of Iraq in 2003 and later allied itself with the Shia-led Iraqi government.



Top Stories


Title : Caretaker PM denounces US sanctions on Iraqi figures


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image