Iraq: Statement by the Spokesperson on the storming of government institutions by protestors affiliated with Moqtada al-Sadr

29.08.2022 EEAS Press Team

Following todays’s clashes and escalation in Baghdad, the EU calls on all parties to exercise utmost restraint and to remain calm. It is critical for all actors to avoid any actions that could lead to further violence.

We reiterate that all laws must be respected and integrity of the institutions safeguarded.

All parties should work towards de-escalating tensions and engage in political dialogue within the constitutional framework, as the only means to resolve differences.

The European Union reiterates its unwavering support to Iraq’s security, stability and sovereignty.

Nabila Massrali
Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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