The Framework Calls For A Demonstration Tomorrow On The Walls Of The Green: Recent Developments Herald A Suspicious Coup

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Earth News / The Organizing Committee for Supporting Legitimacy and Preserving State Institutions called today, Sunday, “the Iraqi people of all spectrums and their clan, academic and cultural activities to demonstrate tomorrow, Monday, on the green walls.”

In a statement received by Earth News, the committee said, “We call on our Iraqi people, with all their spectrum, clan, academic and cultural activities, to rush to demonstrate peacefully to defend their state, whose pillars have been proven by the blood of thousands of martyrs, in the face of dictatorial tyranny, occupation, sectarianism, ISIS terrorism and the future of their children, which the mobilization of Iraq and its security forces were keen on guarantee.”

He added, “The recent developments warn of planning a suspicious coup, kidnapping the state, canceling its legitimacy, insulting its constitutional institutions and canceling the democratic process in it.

The statement indicated that “the date of the demonstration will be tomorrow at five in the afternoon on the walls of the Green Zone in central Baghdad.”

The followers of the Sadrist movement stormed, for the second time in a row in less than a week, the fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to enter the parliament building and sit in its corridors; In protest against the nomination of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of prime minister, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi suspended parliament sessions until further notice.

الإطار يدعو للتظاهر غدًا على أسوار الخضراء: التطورات الأخيرة تنذر لانقلاب مشبوه

Al-Sadr’s minister publishes instructions to the demonstrators and waves “another Friday prayer”

political| 07:56 – 31/07/2022

Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Salih Muhammad al-Iraqi, nicknamed the Minister of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, published a set of instructions for the demonstrators in the Green Zone.
Al-Iraqi said in a Facebook post, which was followed by Mawazine News: “Instructions to the demonstrators and protesters against corruption, quotas and dependency: 1-
It is okay to hold Husseini rites, but it is preferable to be outside the parliament building and without addressing matters that some consider sectarian.
Launching…Moving caravans and the like can be used
3- Commitment to the cleanliness of Parliament, but in absolute places
4- Not issuing individual statements
5- Organizing the sit-in and adopting the principle of shifts for its permanence and continuity as well as prohibiting women’s sit-in at all
6- Forming service committees and periodic guards without Using any weapon whatsoever.
7- It is possible that Friday prayers will be held in the celebration square, so you have to commit and reflect a beautiful image through organization and discipline.
8- The feelings of others who do not belong to the current must be taken into consideration in order for them to be of help and support for you and for the protests to be public and not private.
9- Full cooperation with the brothers in the security services.
10- Preserving public and private property and not approaching residential homes. Ended 29 / h

A leader reveals the presence of signs of a political dialogue that brings together the framework of the Sadrist movement

political| 02:53 – 07/31/2022

Special – Mawazine News
, a member of the State of Law coalition, Wael Al-Rikabi, revealed today, Sunday, that there are signs of dialogue and understandings with the Sadrist movement, and the leaders of the coordination framework expressed their desire for the matter.

Al-Rikabi said in an exclusive interview with “Mawazine News”, “There is a preliminary agreement or approval from the Sadrist movement and the Kurdistan Democratic Party on the topic of dialogue, and through it, a formula for a process that calms souls and satisfactory formulas will be produced.”

He added, “Any talk about dissolving parliament and going to early elections can only be done by coming to the dialogue table and discussing the matter.” Ended 29/M99

Muqtada al-Sadr announces the “liberation” of the Green Zone and calls on the Iraqis: Rise to change the political system

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 2022-07-31 11:21A-AA+

Shafaq News / The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced on Sunday the “liberation” of the Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, while calling on Iraqis to “reform revolution.”

Al-Sadr said, in a tweet to him on Twitter, that “the spontaneous, peaceful revolution that liberated the (green) region as a first stage is the golden opportunity for all of the people stigmatized by the fire of injustice, terrorism, corruption, occupation and dependency.”

He added: “I hope that the tragedy of missing the first golden opportunity in 2016 will not be repeated. Yes, this is another opportunity to dispel darkness, darkness, corruption, exclusivity in power, loyalty to the outside, quotas and sectarianism that have permeated Iraq’s chest since its occupation and to this day.”

Al-Sadr continued: “Yes, it is a great opportunity to fundamentally change the political system, the constitution, and the elections, which if rigged in favor of the deep state, will become the best free and fair elections.

Al-Sadr addressed the Iraqi people by saying, “Oh, the proud and free people who love reform, democracy, citizenship, law, independence, sovereignty, prestige, and limiting arms to the hand of a strong, patriarchal state that imposes law on itself before the poor and does not exclude the influential, militias and the like. You are all responsible and all of you are at stake…Either Iraq lofty among nations or a vassal Iraq controlled by the corrupt, vassal and those with worldly ambitions, and even moved by the hands of the outside, east and west.

Yesterday, Saturday, large numbers of supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed the Iraqi parliament building, in the second storming in two days, and declared an open sit-in until those they described as “corrupt” were expelled.

In a new escalation, the protesters announced, today, the formation of a coordinating committee, which issued its first statement, and announced the vote for Sadr as governor of Iraq.

The Coordination Framework holds a meeting at Al-Hakim’s house in Baghdad

political| 05:41 – 31/07/2022

Baghdad – Mawazine News

On Sunday, a political source said that the coordinating framework held a meeting at the home of the leader of the Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, in the capital, Baghdad. 
The source told “Mawazine News”, that “the coordination framework held a meeting at al-Hakim’s house to discuss political developments, especially after the Sadrist movement’s supporters stormed the Green Zone and staged a sit-in since yesterday in the House of Representatives.

Many blocs and parties issued statements calling on the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, for dialogue between the framework and the movement, away from the language of escalation and protest. Ended 29/R77

Guterres calls for immediate steps to calm the situation in Iraq and form an effective government

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  {Political: Al Furat News} The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that he is following with concern the ongoing protests in Iraq, during which a number of people were injured.

The Secretary-General indicated, according to a statement attributed to his deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq, issued late yesterday evening, Saturday, that “respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are among the basic rights that must be respected at all times.”
He appealed to all relevant actors to take immediate steps to calm the situation, avoid further violence, and ensure the protection of peaceful demonstrators and state institutions.
The Secretary-General urged all parties and actors to overcome their differences and form an effective national government – through peaceful and inclusive dialogue – capable of meeting the long-standing demands for reform, without further delay.

The European Union is concerned about the “potential escalation” in Baghdad and sends a message to the Iraqi forces

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 2022-07-31 09:40A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The European Union expressed, on Sunday, its concern about the ongoing protests and the possible escalation in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

In a statement received by Shafak News Agency, the union called on all parties to “exercise restraint to prevent more violence,” calling on political forces to “resolve issues through constructive political dialogue within the constitutional framework.”

He stressed that “the right to peaceful protest is necessary for democracy, and laws and state institutions must be respected.”

It is noteworthy that the supporters of the Sadrist movement, led by the prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, stormed for the second time and within 72 hours the fortified Green Zone and the Iraqi parliament building in protest against the nomination of the coordinating framework Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of prime minister for the next federal government.

The sit-ins in Parliament issue their first statement: We will hold a session to choose Al-Sadr as the country’s ruler

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 2022-07-31 09:35A-AA+

Shafaq News/ A leader in the Sadrist movement said today, Sunday, the formation of a coordinating committee for the sit-in in the Iraqi parliament, which will later issue its first statement.  

He told Shafaq News Agency, that a coordinating committee for the sit-in has been formed inside the House of Representatives, indicating that the committee will issue its first statement regarding the organization of the sit-in and the demands of the sit-in in the coming hours.

He considered that the popular demonstrations and sit-ins include all spectrums of the Iraqi people and are not limited to the Sadrists only, explaining that the first demands of the protesters include choosing an independent figure capable of running the new government and the non-participation of political parties in the government.

The leader, who decided to remain anonymous, stressed that political figures accused of corruption will be held accountable according to the just and impartial law, stressing that “there is no direct or indirect dialogue between the protesters or the political parties.”

One of the protesters stated to Shafaq News Agency, that the demands of the protesters were distributed on a piece of paper, warning them against negotiating or accepting a truce sought by those he described as “corrupt”.

According to the clip, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, will be chosen as governor according to a session that will be held in the afternoon.

For its part, the Sadrist movement’s media reported that the only one who has the right to issue statements in the name of the revolutionaries and sit-ins and whose orders and speeches apply to them is Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr or his representative only.

Washington Is Concerned About The “Green Events” And Calls For Restraint And Avoidance Of Violence

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Earth News / Today, Saturday, the US embassy in Baghdad called on the political parties to adhere to restraint and to refrain from violence.

“We are closely monitoring the disturbances that occurred today in Baghdad and are concerned about reports of violence,” the embassy said in a statement received by Earth News.

She added, “The right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of expression are guaranteed in the Iraqi constitution. We join our voice in calling on Iraqi political parties of all stripes to exercise restraint, refrain from violence and resolve their political differences through a peaceful process in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.”

The followers of the Sadrist movement stormed, for the second time in less than a week, the security-fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, to enter the parliament building and announce an open sit-in in its corridors, in protest against the nomination of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani for the position of prime minister.

The Iraqi government will suspend the official working hours tomorrow, Sunday

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 2022-07-30 15:12A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The federal government decided to suspend the official working hours tomorrow, Sunday, in all state institutions and departments, except for the security services.

And the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers stated in a statement, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed the suspension of official working hours in all official institutions, for tomorrow, Sunday, 7/31/2022, with the exception of security institutions.

Al-Kazemi also directed that the service and health departments’ working hours should be 50%.