Iraq News - Local News - Baghdadpost

PM media office denies siege of Abadi at a Basra hotel

Haider al-Abadi
Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi
The media office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi denied on Tuesday rumors spread on social media and satellite channels about the siege of Abadi and his accompanied delegation at one of Basra’s hotels.

Some satellite channels and social media networks have published false news and fabricated video clips claim the siege of Abadi in Basra, the office said in a statement.

The statement called on media outlets to stop this deceitful approach, which threatens the credibility of media.

Abadi, leading a ministerial delegation, arrived in Basra city on Monday.

In the past few days, Basra city witnessed violent clashes between Iraqi protesters and forces of the Iranian-backed government.

The protests called for enhancing services and halting Iranian intervention in Iraq's internal affairs.