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Statement on Reports of Unrest at the Supreme Judicial Council
August 23, 2022

Iraq Mission Seal (medium)

We are closely monitoring reports of unrest in Baghdad today at the Supreme Judicial Council.  We urge all parties to remain calm, abstain from violence, and resolve any political differences through a peaceful process guided by the Iraqi constitution.  We also call for those demonstrating to respect the proceedings and property of Iraq’s governmental institutions which belong to and serve the Iraqi people.