United States: The formation of the new government is purely Iraqi


8/20/2018

[Ayna-Baghdad]
US states welcomed, on Monday, the ratification of the results of the parliamentary elections in Iraq.


"We welcome the ratification by the Federal Supreme Court of the results of the national elections on Sunday and are pleased with the commitment of Iraq’s newly elected leaders to form a new government under Iraq’s constitutional timetable," said a statement by the US embassy in Iraq.

"The formation of the new government is purely Iraqi and should be achieved in a way that protects Iraq’s national interests and sovereignty," the statement said. "Under the Strategic Framework Agreement, the United States supports an independent and sovereign Iraq."

The US embassy expressed its hope that the next government will be formed on a national basis to continue progress in fighting the fight against corruption, protecting the Iraqi people, seeking to achieve basic economic reforms and building strong relations with the rest of the world to help meet the legitimate demands of the Iraqi people.

The Federal Supreme Court on Sunday ratified the results of the parliamentary elections held on 12 May after a recount of some votes manually.

The re-counting of those votes affected the result only in one seat.
The court’s approval means setting a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a new government.

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