Al-Amiri: Our confidence in UNAMI has been shacked

  • 24-11-2021, 21:10
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    Head of Al-Fatih Alliance Hadi Al-Amiri confirmed on Wednesday, that the confidence in UNAMI mission has begun to be shaken, while the European Union ambassador to Iraq, indicated that there is a good performance in managing the technical issues of the elections.
    Al-Amiri received in his office in Baghdad the ambassador of the European Union in Iraq, Phil Variola,” according to Al-Amiri's office a statement, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
    "The concern for the democratic path is the main reason for our demands for fair elections and a peaceful transfer of power. These elections are the worst since 2003, and proceeding with the fraudulent results in this way is an undermining of the democratic process in Iraq," stressed Al-Amiri during the meeting.
    He added, "We have great cooperation and a good relationship with the United Nations mission, which we believe in its positive role, but our confidence has begun to be shaken due to the violations committed by the current head of the mission, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who interferes in the elections and their results as if she is the head of the High Commission, but rather as a High Commissioner," noting that "Iraq has not and will not accept any High Commissioner and it must abide by its specific duties,"

    For his part, the Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq, Phil Variola, said that "there is a good performance in managing the technical issues of the elections, but this does not mean that there is no fraud,"
    He added, "All appeals submitted must be considered in all seriousness," as he showed welcoming to all legal options.
    "The stability of Iraq is very important for European countries," he stressed.