Iraqi ministerial national security council held an emergency meeting presided by Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi to discuss the security situation in the country.
In a statement, the council said it has discussed the acts of vandalism by infiltrators among protesters in different parts of the country, underlining that it supports the right for peaceful protests.
The council explained that the government exerts its utmost efforts to provide services to citizens, adding that the intelligence services spotted infiltrators among the protesters who attacked state institutions and private properties.
In addition, the council stressed the infiltrators will be hunted down by security forces to bring them to justice.
This comes as sources said the situation in southern Iraq is getting out of control as angry protests are taking control of the provinces. Activists expressed concern the IRGC militia exploits the ongoing turmoil to spread terror and hamper oil transfers.