Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Us Embassy announced supporting Iraq in holding the Provincial Councils elections, condemning targeting the candidates in Iraq.
A statement by the US Embassy received by IraqiNews.com cited “The United States strongly condemns the armed attacks targeting candidates participating in the upcoming elections. These attacks have killed more than a dozen candidates and injured many others.”
“Such terrorist acts are a cowardly and unacceptable attempt to undermine Iraq’s democracy and a desperate effort to intimidate Iraqis and deter them from participating in the democratic process. We call on the government of Iraq to investigate these terrorist crimes and on all parties to cooperate with investigations in order to ensure security for electoral candidates and their supporters,” the statement added.
“The United States is committed to supporting Iraq in successfully conducting credible provincial elections, including in Anbar and Nineveh provinces,” the statement concluded.