Iraq participates in the opening session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, Dr. Abbas Kadhom Obaid, participated in the opening session of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.

He delivered a statement in which he reviewed Iraq’s support for peacekeeping operations, as one of the peaceful, preventive and remedial tools to achieve lasting peace and stability in countries torn by conflicts by supporting political processes and assisting in a ceasefire and peacebuilding, as it is the only force that has the strength, legitimacy and ability to deploy forces in All over the world, in implementation of the resolutions issued by the Security Council. Emphasizing the importance of restricting peacekeeping operations to the chapters contained in international human rights conventions, the purposes of international law, respecting the principles of sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of member states, and not interfering in internal issues within the national powers of any state.

Expressing Iraq’s concern about the escalation and tension witnessed in the Middle East region, because of the continued aggression launched by the Israeli occupation forces against the people of Palestine, indicating that this will lead to serious repercussions on regional and international peace and security.

He also pointed out the dangers and challenges represented by the direct consequences of climate change and the repercussions that this causes on security and stability. He stressed the pivotal role played by the Iraqi security forces and their sacrifices in confronting ISIS terrorist gangs and combating organized crime.