Kobic urges to calm and speeding up the formation of the government to address the problems in Iraq

BAGHDAD, The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq, Jan Kubic, expressed his deep concern over the victims during violent protests over the lack of vital public services in the province of Basra, offering his condolences to the families of the victims.

In a statement, Kubic called for "calm and urges the authorities to avoid the use of disproportionate and lethal force against demonstrators, to provide protection to the people of Basra and to ensure human rights in the context of law and order and to investigate those responsible for violence."

The Special Representative also called on the Government of Iraq to "make every effort to respond to the legitimate demands of citizens to provide clean water and electricity supplies as a matter of urgency".

Kubic urged the newly elected political leaders and the House of Representatives to carry out their duties and act responsibly and without delay, including taking all necessary steps to quickly agree on forming a new national government supportive of reform that will respond quickly and effectively to the needs of long-standing citizens and meet their basic demands of water and electricity, and to achieve the longer-term goal of creating decent jobs and life, long-term stability and improved economic performance are intertwined, addressing these challenges lies with the political leaders who must unite the word and work together for the sake of national interest.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Kobic urges to calm and speeding up the formation of the government to address the problems in Iraq

BAGHDAD, The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq, Jan Kubic, expressed his deep concern over the victims during violent protests over the lack of vital public services in the province of Basra, offering his condolences to the families of the victims.

In a statement, Kubic called for "calm and urges the authorities to avoid the use of disproportionate and lethal force against demonstrators, to provide protection to the people of Basra and to ensure human rights in the context of law and order and to investigate those responsible for violence."

The Special Representative also called on the Government of Iraq to "make every effort to respond to the legitimate demands of citizens to provide clean water and electricity supplies as a matter of urgency".

Kubic urged the newly elected political leaders and the House of Representatives to carry out their duties and act responsibly and without delay, including taking all necessary steps to quickly agree on forming a new national government supportive of reform that will respond quickly and effectively to the needs of long-standing citizens and meet their basic demands of water and electricity, and to achieve the longer-term goal of creating decent jobs and life, long-term stability and improved economic performance are intertwined, addressing these challenges lies with the political leaders who must unite the word and work together for the sake of national interest.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency