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PM holds national security meeting on latest Basra developments

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi
Prime Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi affirmed Monday that the governorate of Basra has suffered wars, lack of services and water contamination despite of being a top oil producer.

A statement by Mahdi’s office said a national security meeting was held on Monday to discuss and find the necessary solutions for the crises that hit Basra.

The statement further stressed the significance of collaborating efforts and considering the demands of Basra citizens to improve the conditions of the governorate and preserve the rights of its residents.

Protests in Basra in southern Iraq has continued in front of the building of the province's office. Protestors have demanded the removal of the governor of Basra and the dissolution of the provincial council.

On Friday, riot police arrived at the headquarters for the provincial council to disperse the demonstrators in front of the building's gate who prevented the exit of members of the Council. The demonstrators protested against corruption and demanded jobs and better public services.