The Foreign Minister warns of the repercussions of the closure of the American embassy and announces the opening of a dialogue with armed factions (expanded)
Time: 09/30/2020 13:07:39 Read: 6,318 times
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein warned of the repercussions of closing the US embassy, announcing the opening of a dialogue with armed factions.
Hussein said in a press conference in the government palace, "The withdrawal of the American embassy gives the wrong signals to the Iraqi people, and we hope the American administration will reconsider the decision to close the embassy," noting that
"closing the US embassy will lead to the withdrawal of other missions."
Hussein added that "the government has taken measures to protect diplomatic missions, and this targeting is a direct targeting of Iraq and its sovereignty.", Stressing that
"the chaos of weapons in Iraq may lead to the burning of the region."
He continued: "We discussed with Tehran memoranda of understanding on energy issues and dues to Iraq, as we discussed bombing the Green Zone with Katyusha."
He pointed out that "the electoral situation in America may be reflected in its decisions, including the closure of the embassy and Washington's decision to close the embassy is not in its interest," noting that
"we are communicating with the American side to change the decision to withdraw the embassy."
And he stated that "many points were taken in the Green Zone and in the vicinity of Baghdad and its route, and we began to reorganize the security situation in Baghdad, and some people were arrested, as well as those involved in targeting foreign missions."
Hussein added, "We are not students of weapons and keeping violence away from society is part of the government’s policy, and the solution is dialogue.
The goals of the dialogue are clear, and its goal is to maintain security and stability, and its goal is to keep away from weapons and to neighboring Iran."
Hussein affirmed, "Opening dialogue channels with the armed factions that target the missions," noting that "these factions carry political slogans, including the resistance, but we need to define the resistance and the government opened many channels and began to do so, and weapons lead to blood."
He continued: "We are working to end the dialogue with guns, as it leads to blood and Iranian-American tension, which is reflected in the Iraqi reality, and this tension has become part of the political reality in Iraq and this is dangerous."