BAGHDAD / Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary,
Mohammed al-Haj Hmoud, received on Thursday the demands of demonstrators, condemning the aggressive acts against Iraqi sovereignty by Turkey and Iran, Aswat al-Iraq’s correspondent, who attended the occasion, reported.
Member of the “Civilian Initiative to Protect the Iraqi Constitution,” Vian al-Sheikh told Aswat al-Iraq the initiative was organized to take place in front of Iraq’s Foreign Ministry building in Baghdad, in protest to the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty by Iraq’s neighboring states.
The initiative has taken place in protest to the Iranian and Turkish bombardment of the border areas of Iraqi Kurdistan, under justification to chase the anti-Tehran PJAK and the anti-Ankara PKK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) forces in the area.
“Iraq’s Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary, Mohammed al-Haj, has received the demands of the protestors and demonstrators, in front of the Ministry’s building, who promised to hand them over to Foreign Minister, Hoshiar Zibary,” the correspondent reported.
One of the demonstrators, Maysoun Umar, told Aswat al-Iraq: “the demonstration was organized by the Civilian Initiative Demanding an Immediate halt of the Turkish and Iranian aggressive assaults and to respect the Iraqi border points by the two neighboring states.”
The demonstrator Raad Abbas said: “the motive of our demonstration is to inform the Iraqi Foreign Ministry that the aggressive attacks on northern Iraq are rejected and we demand the Iraqi government to take a firm attitude towards the violations against the Iraqi sovereignty.”
The Civilian Initiative to Protect the Constitution is a civil gathering, comprising 200 Civil Society Organizations, representing the Iraqi Civil Society.