UN: Those responsible for violence in Iraq must be held accountable

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The United Nations has expressed deep regret over developments in Iraq, where more than 100 people have been killed during demonstrations in Baghdad and most of the southern cities of the country over the past five days.

The Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq , Jenin Hennes-Blachart, via “Twitter” Saturday evening that she “deeply saddened by the unjustified loss of life.”

“Five days of reports of deaths and injuries. This must stop. I call on all parties to stop and think. Those responsible for violence must be held accountable. Let the spirit of unity prevail throughout Iraq.”

Witnessing the capital Baghdad and southern provinces in Iraq, mass demonstrations demanding to overthrow the government and improve services and fight corruption.

Security forces shot at 19 protesters, while injuring more than 30, on Saturday, bringing the number of victims of demonstrations to more than 100 people since the outbreak of unrest.


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