U.S. Embassy Statement on Peaceful Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy supports the right of the Iraqi people to peacefully assemble and express their views. We also welcome the Iraqi Government’s statement that it safeguards the right of its citizens to demonstrate in a peaceful manner. We regret the lives lost among both protesters and the security forces. The Embassy is ready to support the Iraqi people and their government in their efforts to reform the economy, fight corruption, and create the jobs and provide the services that the Iraqi people deserve.