The Presidency confirmed today, Saturday, that there is an attempt to show Iraq as an unsafe country for foreign missions, calling on international organizations and Western governments to stop incitement and hate practices.
The Office of the President of the Republic said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "At a time when we condemn the sinful attacks on the Holy Quran and provoking the feelings of Muslims, we call on international organizations and Western governments to stop practices of incitement and spreading hatred, whatever their pretexts, and we also call on our honorable citizens, political forces, and religious and social actors to be careful and not be drawn into the plot of sedition that is being implemented by violent and hateful personalities and parties who live in Western countries and exploit their laws to implement their suspicious goals against Iraq and Iraqis.".
He added, "The sequence of events indicates the existence of an intention aimed at provoking the Iraqis exclusively and showing our country as an unsafe country for foreign missions and pushing for diplomatic measures that will harm the Iraqis inside and outside the country who were pushed by circumstances to emigrate and seek refuge in countries that are witnessing today provocative acts.".
He continued: "Citizens and political forces in Iraq have the right to express their anger and denunciation of any attack or violation of their beliefs, provided that this does not cause harm to our state and our people and deprive our citizens abroad of diplomatic services and communication with their motherland, and I call on all my Iraqi sons and brothers to miss the opportunity for the malicious and opportunists who create crises abroad who want to distort the image of a secure and stable Iraq and harm its international reputation and deprive it of cooperation with other countries, and adhere to peaceful and legal ways in express their positions.