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Wide Arab and international condemnation of the attempt to assassinate the Iraqi Prime Minister

Many countries and international bodies in the Arab world and outside have expressed their strong condemnation of the assassination attempt, from which the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi survived last night, in the capital, Baghdad.

Al-Kazemi’s office confirmed that, after surviving the assassination attempt, he received calls from a number of leaders of brotherly and friendly countries denouncing the attack, including Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, French Emmanuel Macron, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in addition to the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani.

The following are the most prominent Arab and international reactions to the assassination attempt, which was carried out on Kazemi’s residence by a drone:

Saudi Foreign Ministry:

“The Kingdom strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist act.. It affirms its standing side by side with the brotherly Iraq, the government and the people, in confronting all the terrorists who are trying in vain to prevent brotherly Iraq from restoring its health and role, consolidating its security and stability, and enhancing its well-being and development.

Egyptian Foreign:

“Egypt stresses that these miserable terrorist acts will not discourage brotherly Iraq from completing the march of national achievements.. Egypt calls on all Iraqi parties to exercise restraint and give priority to the national interest in order to preserve the security, stability and sovereignty of brotherly Iraq

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: 

“I call on all parties and political forces in Iraq to calm down, renounce violence and join forces in order to preserve the stability of the state and achieve the hopes of the brotherly Iraqi people

Country foreign: 

“The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers this attempt a terrorist act targeting the sisterly Iraqi state, and stresses the need to prosecute those involved and bring them to justice

UAE Foreign Affairs: 

“These terrorist acts are aimed at destabilizing security and stability in brotherly Iraq, and are inconsistent with moral and humanitarian values ​​and principles.”

Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry: 

“This sinful criminal attempt does not target Mr. Al-Kazemi only, but rather achieves unity and achievements for Iraq and its brotherly people at all levels

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi: 

“We condemn a heinous terrorist crime and cowardly aggression against Iraq and its stability, and we affirm the Kingdom’s absolute stand with brotherly Iraq in the face of everything that targets its security, stability, safety of its citizens and leadership

Lebanese President Michel Aoun:

“This attempt targets not only the person of President Al-Kazemi, but also the stability and security in Iraq and the efforts made to strengthen Iraqi national unity.”

League of Arab States: 

“This aggression is aimed at the prestige, security and stability of the Iraqi state… the turbulent situation in Iraq during the recent period, which escalated with this shameful attempt to assassinate the Prime Minister, reaffirms the need for the Iraqi state to deal decisively with uncontrolled weapons and outlaw groups.”

Gulf Cooperation Council: 

“We reject such criminal attacks that target the security and stability of Iraq, which is one of the security of the GCC states. We express solidarity with Iraq and the brotherly Iraqi people to preserve its security, stability and territorial integrity.”

Organization of Islamic Cooperation:

“This attack is a terrorist act targeting the unity, security and stability of Iraq.. It is necessary to preserve the security, integrity, stability and territorial integrity of the Republic of Iraq, and we call on all political actors in Iraq to calm down and adopt dialogue to overcome the difficulties their country is going through.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry 

“Such operations are in the interest of the parties that have violated the security, stability, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq over the past 18 years and have sought to achieve their sinister regional goals by creating and supporting terrorist groups and inciting strife in this country.”

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani:

“The attempt to assassinate the Iraqi Prime Minister is a new sedition whose threads must be searched for in foreign think tanks that have brought the oppressed Iraqi people nothing but insecurity and the creation of strife and instability by creating and supporting terrorist groups in this country for years.”

Turkish Foreign Ministry: 

“We hope that the perpetrators of this cowardly attack, which clearly aims to harm the sovereignty and stability of Iraq, will be identified as soon as possible, and brought to justice, and we will continue to stand by the Iraqi people and their government in their fight against terrorism, whatever its source.

US State Department: 

“This clear terrorist act, which we strongly condemn, targeted the very heart of the Iraqi state, and we are still in close contact with the Iraqi security services tasked with preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and stability, and we have offered them assistance in achieving it in this attack.”

The French Foreign Ministry:
“We fully support the democratic process in Iraq… and in this context we reject any form of undermining the country’s stability, violence and terrorism. France supports the Iraqi authorities and people and calls for restraint and calm.”

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