Guterres strongly condemns assassination attempt against Iraqi PM

Prime News, International, Crime, United Nations (New York, USA), November 8:- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the foiled assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Through a statement attributable to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, the UN chief called for the perpetrators of this crime to be held accountable, and urged Iraqis to exercise utmost restraint and reject violence and attempts to destabilise Iraq, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Secretary-General “urges all political actors to uphold the constitutional order and resolve differences through peaceful and inclusive dialogue”, the statement added.

Al-Kadhimi escaped the attempt on his life after an explosive-laden drone struck his residence in Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone early Sunday morning (November 7).

According to reports, the exploding drone caused damage to the residence and several of the Prime Minister’s security guards were injured in the attack. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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