Iraqi President Barham Salih has denied any connection between Baghdad and the Zionist regime.
The Iraqi president said in Baghdad on Monday that the question of normalizing relations with the Zionist regime has never arisen for Iraq.
Salih stressed that peace in the region is not possible without the achievement of the full and legal rights of the Palestinian people, adding that Iraq is committed to defending the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people.
Iraq rejects reconciliation with Israel again
Some media outlets have claimed that after the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco and the Tel Aviv regime, it is Iraq’s turn.
The Iraqi people, Iraqi leaders, politicians and personalities have repeatedly condemned Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and condemned any effort to normalize relations with this regime as a betrayal of the ideals of the Palestinian and Muslim peoples.
In another part of his speech, the Iraqi president called the upcoming elections in Iraq an opportunity for Iraqis and said the alternative to the elections is chaos.
Salih said the elections must be transparent and express the free will of the people in order to create a powerful and efficient government that reflects the will of the Iraqi people and strives to use the wealth of the Iraqi people to serve them.
Early parliamentary elections in Iraq are scheduled for October 10, 2021.
Several members of Iraq’s parliament have warned against U.S. interference in the parliamentary elections, saying Washington has put the destabilization of Iraq on its agenda.
“The Americans are trying to do the same thing in Iraq as they did in Afghanistan,” said Abbas Shail, a member of the Iraqi parliament, who spoke of new U.S. efforts to destabilize the country ahead of the elections.
Nadi Shakir Judet, another member of the Iraqi parliament, also warned against U.S. embassy involvement in the elections, saying, “Iraqi elections are different from other countries in their importance and impact at the regional level, and the government and the High Electoral Commission must monitor all U.S. embassy actions in this regard.