The Foreign Ministry followed the statements and directions of the United States Congressman Mike Waltz, regarding the President of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, judge Faiq Zidan. The Ministry affirms its categorical rejection for these statements that undermine the person of the president of Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, judge Faiq Zidan, and the fundamental right of the Iraqi state, in which the judiciary represents the primary guarantor of rights and freedoms.

The Ministry considers these statements a blatant interference in Iraqi internal affairs, and affirms that the attempt to influence the Judicial authority is a violation of the most important component of the State structure, which is responsible for achieving justice, equality and stability in the country. 

The Foreign Ministry regrets the attempts to involve Congress in such issues, as it constitute an interference in the sovereignty of states and their judicial systems.

Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Iraq

June 29, 2024