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Iraq's stance in Makkah summit unconstitutional: legal expert

Salih Arab League - Presidency office
Salih Arab League - Presidency office

Legal expert Tareq Harb said that the Iraqi constitution involves the general policy of the state among the authorities of the prime minister not the president.

This makes the president's remarks in Makkah's summit, where he rejected the final communique urging alignment against Iran, unconstitutional, according to articles 78 and 80 of the law.

Inviting the president of the Republic to attend the conference is a matter of protocol, and does not mean that he should attend, but it is necessary for the relevant person to attend what will take place in the conference concerning the constitutional matter, Harb added.

Iraq's objection to the final communiqué of the Makkah emergency summit, which condemned Iran's behavior in the region, raises many questions about the future of Gulf-Iraqi relations, especially in light of current tensions.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi said that "Iraq will not be part of the policy of alignments, convictions and accusations," hoping that the coming Arab and Islamic conferences "will come out with a calm speech that serves the stability of the region that has suffered the scourge of wars and destruction."

Barham Salih's speech


Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Thursday that the regional and international crisis with Iran can turn into a war if we do not manage it properly and expressed the hope that Iran's security will not be targeted and asked the summit to support stability in Iraq.Iran is a "Muslim and neighboring country to Iraq and Arabs. Certainly, we do not hope that its security become targeted as we (Iraq and Iran) are linked with 1,400 km of borders and various bonds and relationships," Salih stated.

"Sure, the security and stability of a Muslim neighboring country is part of the requirements and interests of the Arab and Muslim countries," he added.

Tensions between Iran and the US have continued to escalate, after a new video showed a secret underground missile base in Iran developing terrifying weapons.

Probable war

In case a war breaks out, it will endanger all countries in the region and will have serious consequences for the people and economic conditions in the region, MP Hamad al-Rekabi told Sputnik Arabic.

The MP also expressed the hope that Arab support for Iraq would continue, especially since it had fought for long periods in its war against terrorist organizations, which led to the destruction of many cities.

He stressed that Iraq's balanced stance only means that it seeks reconciliation and peace in the region.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 04 June 2019 12:56 AM