Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi stressed the importance of Iraqis uniting for a real reform process that will reflect positively on society, while expressing his refusal to question the security services and launch offensive accusations against them.
Al-Kadhimi said during today’s cabinet session, according to a statement issued by his media office received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “I would like to congratulate our heroic security and military forces of all kinds, for the daily effort they have been making for a long time and operations continue to pursue terrorist groups, and among the criminal killers is the so-called Wali of Anbar.
He added, "Unfortunately, we hear voices questioning our security services, accusing them of abusive accusations, and it is really unfortunate that there are those who offer blood for the sake of Iraq and there are those who question these sacrifices."
He continued, "I hope that we will unite as Iraqis at this sensitive time for the sake of Iraq and for a real reform process in our political and economic system, and for it to reflect positively on society and citizens."
He pointed out that "during two years, this government was accused of various accusations, and we bore them for the sake of the Iraqis, and we all assumed responsibility as prime minister and ministers, and the results began to appear on the issue of development or on the economic situation, as well as on the speed of economic growth."
He explained, "Among the accusations leveled at the government was the issue of the Chinese agreement, as this government was accused of trying to obstruct it, but you followed up last week the first project we embarked on is the project to build 1,000 schools across Iraq."
He continued, "Then the claim that the government is obstructing the Chinese agreement is a claim that the reality has proven to be a false allegation, and it falls within the false accusations."
On Iraq's foreign relations, Al-Kadhimi said: "Iraq has sought, during the past period in its foreign policy, to calm the region, which is experiencing very serious turmoil and challenges, and the repercussions of the war in Ukraine have become influential on food security in the whole world."
He added, "Our policy from the first moment was to follow the policy of balance and work to build good relations with Iraq's neighbors and friends, so that these relations would serve the Iraqi citizen, and be able to attract foreign investments, and we succeeded in this process."
He pointed out that "Iraq possesses all the ingredients for success, as well as an important strategic location, and a creative people that can play its role in economic integration and development, present its experiences and benefit from the experiences of others."
He said, "During this period, we succeeded in bringing many investments to Iraq, through cooperation with neighboring countries and friends of Iraq, and we are continuing this policy for the sake of Iraq and for the interest of the Iraqis. A new government will be formed, and in every meeting I emphasize continuing to work until the last minute in the service of the citizen and the service of Iraq.
He stressed that "this relationship with the citizen is very important, and it is also important to listen to citizens' complaints and implement their true demands, and we must present ideas to solve these problems, and serve the demands that need special legislation, in cooperation with our colleagues in Parliament."