Al-Kadhimi Stresses The Need For Security And Intelligence Leaders To Develop New Plans To Protect Electric Power Transmission Towers

Baghdad The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi stressed the need for security and intelligence leaders to develop new plans to protect electric power transmission towers, and reduce the frequency of their targeting as it has a significant impact on supplying citizens with electricity.

About the targeting of electric power towers, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, while presiding over an emergency security meeting, directed to mobilize all security, military, and intelligence units to secure the protection of the towers, enhance the number of forces charged with protecting the energy towers, and redeploy them in conjunction with plans to protect (pilgrims) visitors in the holy month of Muharram and secure early elections.

He also directed to form a crisis cell to monitor the protection of the towers, stressing that there will be a review of the status of security leaders who will fail to perform their duties.

Addressing the security leaders, al-Kadhimi said: Protecting people, their dignity and infrastructure is your duty, and that any failures are unacceptable and will be dealt with firmly.

Al-Kadhimi confirmed that there is a complete alertness in the Ministry of Electricity to provide citizens with the best processing hours, noting that electricity production has risen to its highest level, but there are sabotage and terrorist hands, who do not want the country to stabilize and will be pursued and punished. 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency