Press Statement

With the continuation of the popular protests calling for reform, and the issuance of statements by foreign countries and international organisations, the Iraqi government affirms the respect of the will of Iraqis to claim their rights guaranteed by the Iraqi Constitution in articles 38, 39 and 40, which prove the right of Iraqis to choose their government in accordance with the contexts in force in the Iraqi democratic system and their rights guaranteed in the Constitution for freedom of expression “without prejudice to public order and morals”.

Commenting on the reactions of foreign parties regarding the current situation in Iraq, the Iraqi government calls on all parties to abide by the principle of respect for sovereignty and non-interference in Iraqi internal affairs, and stresses the statement of the Marjia’ya on Friday, 1 November that confirms the respect for the will of Iraqis in determining the political and administrative system of their country through the holding of a referendum on the Constitution and the periodic elections of the Council of Representatives, and stresses that the necessary reform is entrusted to the choice of the Iraqi people in all their sects and colors from the whole of Iraq , and not for any person, group, orientation, nor regional or international party to confiscate the will of the Iraqis and impose their opinion on them. “

Iraqi Foreign Ministry