Apr 10, 2020 11:51 UTC
  • Iraq’s national sovereignty is my red line: PM-designate

The newly-designated prime minister has said that the success of Iraq’s international relations will be based on “respect and cooperation.”

“The country’s national sovereignty is the top priority,” Mustafa al-Kadhimi said, according to a report by Al Sumaria News.

Al-Kadhimi stressed that his government will never allow anyone to insult any Iraqi citizen by accusing him/her of being linked to foreigners.

He also vowed that the cabinet that he is to form will be at the frontline of defending Iraqis and fighting against the novel coronavirus.

His comments come against the backdrop of the United States’ recent suspicious moves in the West Asian country.