Iraq Denounces Meetings Held in Erbil Calling for Normalization with "Israel"
The Iraqi government and political parties denounce meetings held in the Iraqi Kurdistan region that demanded normalizing ties with "Israel."
The Iraqi government expressed its firm rejection of the "illegal" meetings that were held by some tribal figures in the city of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region, which called for the normalization with "Israel."
In a statement, the government confirmed, today, Saturday, that these meetings do not represent Iraqis, noting that they only represent themselves.
It also considered that these meetings attempt to "destabilize the general situation and revive the abhorrent sectarian tone while all Iraqi cities are preparing to hold the early and fair elections."
The statement stressed that proposing the concept of normalization is constitutionally, legally, and politically rejected in Iraq, as the government clearly expressed the country's consistent historical position in supporting the Palestinian cause.
In the same context, several Iraqi political parties and figures denounced the meetings held and affirmed their support for the Palestinian cause, while calling on the Iraqi government to take the necessary measures.
For its part, Iraqi Kurdistan's Ministry of Interior announced in a statement that the meeting, which witnessed calls for normalization ties with "Israel," was held without its knowledge and approval, stressing that it does not express the government's position. It also added that the necessary measures will be taken to follow up the situation.
This comes after more than 300 Iraqis, including tribal leaders from six governorates, attended a conference in the Iraqi Kurdistan region that demanded normalizing relations between Baghdad and "Israel" through the Abraham Accords.