Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
“Our government is transparent, not a government of dark rooms,” Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi said Saturday night, announcing orders to release detainees from Iraqi demonstrators and reappointing Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi as head of the counter-terrorism agency.
The former Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, dismissed al-Saadi from his post last September, and the protesters emerged after that, raising slogans demanding his return to office.
Al-Kazemi clarified that the detainees will be released with the exception of those involved in the blood of the Iraqis, to hold the negligent accountable and provide compensation to the affected, stressing that his government will work for transparent Iraqi elections.
And before that, the Iraqi cabinet held its first session Headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.
At the beginning of the session, Al-Kazemi called on members of the government to “work hard” in the service of the Iraqi people.
On the issue of the elections, Al-Kazemi stressed that one of the priorities of this government is to secure safe and sound conditions for the conduct of the elections. He added: “We support the work of the Independent High Electoral Commission, which is a true partner of the government for achieving fair and fair elections.”
The Cabinet discussed its working mechanisms and economic and health conditions.
He agreed Council of Ministers On a number of decisions, including “asking the House of Representatives to complete the vote on the new election law and sending it to the Presidency of the Republic for the purpose of putting it into effect after its publication in the Official Gazette,” and “providing logistical support and providing all the capabilities available to the Independent High Electoral Commission so that it can hold elections after Schedule it. ”
The Cabinet also stood on “amending the parties law to lead to the regulation of the legal status of parties’ work on democratic national foundations that guarantee political pluralism and democratic transformation.”
In another context, Al-Kazemi received at his office in the government palace today US Ambassador Matthew Toller.
Al-Kazemi assured the American ambassador, “the necessity of cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the economic and security fields, confronting terrorism, preparing for the strategic dialogue between the two countries, and working to preserve security and stability in the region and keep it away from risks.”
He pointed out that “Iraq will not be an arena for settling accounts and assaulting any neighboring or friendly country.”
For his part, Toler congratulated Al-Kazemi on the occasion of his government’s confidence in the parliament, stressing His country’s readiness to support Iraq in all fieldsEspecially the economic side and facing the Corona pandemic.
Al-Kazemi also received the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, and assured him that “Iraq will not be a passage or a headquarters for terrorism or a springboard for attacking any country or arena to settle scores.”