Morgan Ortegas, Dept. Spokesperson
October 17, 2020
The US strongly condemns the assaults on the Kurdistan Democratic Get together department workplace in Baghdad by Iranian-backed parts of widespread mobilization forces. The flexibility to talk freely and critically is a key element of any democracy and political events ought to be capable of interact in visionary debate with out being threatened by militias and thugs. The destabilizing actions of the Iranian-backed forces working outdoors the Iraqi authorities are inflicting racial and sectarian tensions and undermining democracy. We strongly urge all events to behave responsibly throughout this important interval during which Iraq is already going through an epidemic, financial disaster and the fixed risk of ISIS.