Abadi gives ironic notes, urges Kurdistan to 'respect' demonstrations

Abadi calls on Kurdistan to respect peaceful demonstrations
Abadi calls on Kurdistan to respect peaceful demonstrations

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday called on the Kurdistan authorities to respect demonstrations in Sulaymaniyah governorate that he described as "peaceful".

"Baghdad government will not stand idly by any potential aggression on any citizen in the region", Abadi told a news conference in Baghdad on Tuesday.

He added that he cannot pay all salaries of employees in the Kurdistan region because of corruption.

He denied preparing lists with names of corrupt figures and pointed out that there is a series of procedures to pursue them.

He added that the Iraqi government is determined to develop all sectors after the completion of military operations, while calling on the Parliament to quickly pass 2018 budget law.

The Spokesman of Health Directorate in Sulaymaniyah, Taha Mohammed announced the killing of three demonstrators and wounding 80 others as a result of clashes between security forces and demonstrators in Sulaymaniyah governorate.

Last Modified: 12 20 2017 12:21 AM

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