08 November 2019 - 23:08
News ID: 447611
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Karbala Friday Prayer Leader:‎
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i said that the recent protests in the country are a good ‎opportunity for the Iraqi authorities to fulfill the people’s demands.‎

RNA – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in ‎the Iraqi holy city of Karbala’s Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn, Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Mahdi ‎al-Karbala’i called for all Iraqi political authorities to respond to the people’s demands in a ‎specific time frame.‎

The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala said that foreign ‎interference in Iraq has had a long history and today they try to exploit peaceful ‎demonstrations for their own benefit and making trouble for the country again.‎

Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i then called people to be vigilant about those who are about to ‎misuse the attempts, to distract the Peaceful move.‎

‎“All of us owe our wealth to our armed forces and those who have played a role in ‎defending Iraq and fighting Daesh terrorists, especially those who are guarding the Iraqi ‎nation and land on sensitive borders and territories today and we must not forget their ‎sacrifices. They should not hear anything about diminishing their sacrifice,” he said.‎

‎“That we are demonstrating and protesting today without fear of terrorism is due to the ‎presence of these heroes and we have a special respect for them,” the preacher added.‎

Some Iraqi cities, including Karbala, have witnessed demonstrations in recent weeks in ‎protest to inadequate public services, lack of jobs, particularly for young people, and ‎bureaucratic corruption.‎

The Iraqi government meanwhile has submitted four packages, and introduced reforms, over ‎the past month trying to meet some of the demands of the demonstrators.‎

Source: Iran Press

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