The Security Council strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the Iraqi Prime Minister
Today, Monday, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the attempt to assassinate Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, describing it as a terrorist act, and demanded that the perpetrators be held accountable.
In a press statement, the 15 members of the Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the drone attack that targeted Al-Kazemi’s house at the end of the week, and “stressed the need to hold accountable the perpetrators of these heinous terrorist acts, their organizers, financiers and sponsors, and bring them to justice,” and “urged all countries.” to “cooperate with the Iraqi government” in this regard.
The Security Council reiterated its support for “Iraq’s independence, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, democratic process and prosperity.”
And the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, had survived a “failed assassination attempt” by a “drone bomb” that targeted his residence in Baghdad at dawn on Sunday.
No party claimed the attack, which occurred in light of the escalation of tensions after the legislative elections that were held a month ago.
Iran and the elections
Security officials and those close to armed groups accused an Iranian-backed armed group they said was behind the attack.
On the other hand, other sources ruled out Iran’s approval of the attack in light of its keenness to avoid an escalation of violence on its western borders; This argument was supported by independent analysts.
The incident exacerbated tensions in Iraq, where powerful armed factions backed by Iran question the outcome of last month’s general elections, in which they suffered a crushing defeat that greatly reduced their power in parliament.
Many Iraqis fear that the tension between the main Shiite factions will turn into a broad civil conflict if more such incidents occur.
Iraqi officials and analysts said the attack was a message from the factions that they are ready to resort to violence if they are excluded from forming a government or if their dominance over large parts of the state apparatus is challenged.