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PM says reopening of Baghdad's Green Zone 'irreversible'

Adil Abdul Mahdi
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said that the reopening of the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad is "irreversible."

"The decision to open the Green Zone is irreversible despite attempts to hamper it. The opening has carried many messages to the people," Mahdi told a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting.

Mahdi said that he believes that the officials "must live in the same circumstances of his people. If the citizen is in danger, then the official is in danger too."

Mahdi's comments came a day after the partial and temporal opening of the Green Zone for five hours in the evening, from local time 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) to 10 p.m. (1900 GMT) for two weeks in order to evaluate the security situation.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 12 December 2018 01:49 PM
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