Iraqi President condemns attacks on Iraq’s northern Sinjar, underscoring that security tensions there need to be calmed


On Sunday, June 19, 2022, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with a delegation from Sinjar. The meeting took place at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad. The Head of the Iraqi National Security Agency, Hamid al-Shatri attended the meeting.

Security and human rights situations and overall service conditions in Sinjar in addition to the obstacles faced by its local people were discussed during the meeting.

Sinjar has suffered from violence and terrorism where various challenges and adversity have been faced by its population, President Salih said.

 There is an essential need to put an end to the suffering of the civilian population of Sinjar, he added with a focus on the need that displaced persons should be allowed to return home, and this should be done in a way that ensures a life of dignity and freedom.

  Attacks targeting Iraq’s northern Sinjar are categorically rejected, the President said, security tensions threatening the Yazidi population and jeopardizing security and stability in the city are completely unacceptable situations.

 It is, therefore, that tension should be calmed there through having further coordination between the Federal government and the KRG and to find solutions for this matter, he emphasized.

Political and administrative obstructions crippling redressing Yazidi people must be overcome, he highlighted, so Sinjar should be rebuilt, and its administrations should be organized according to the Iraqi constitution and the will of Sinjar's people.

Any actions that would have the potential to turn the City into an arena for political conflicts must be rejected, he added.

The members of visiting delegation appreciated President Salih for his efforts that are made to support the Yazidi people, build peace, security, and stability in Sinjar, as well as defend victims' rights and redress their families.



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