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PM is dealing with protests by making false promises, says academic

Haider al-Abadi

Media Figure and Academic Kazem Al-Makdady said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is dealing with the anti-government protests by making false promises that cannot be realized in the short term.


In press statements, Makdady explained that the continued protests will weaken the position of the government, which failed to manage the crisis it faces.


He underlined that the government did not think that the protests will continue until now.


Furthermore, he underscored that the protests are a result of accumulated problems which remained unresolved until now, pointing out that the protests lack leadership which could hamper their continuation.


A number of Iraqi cities and provinces, including Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Babil, Diwaniyah, Wassit, Najaf, Muthanna and Karbala are witnessing mass demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.


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.

Last Modified: Sunday، 05 August 2018 12:43 PM