Al-Kadhimi chairs an emergency meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security / expanded

Baghdad The Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, chaired today, Monday, an emergency meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, in which he discussed the security situation in the capital, Baghdad, during the past hours.

The Ministerial Council affirmed that the terrorist operations that the capital witnessed in the past hours aim to destabilize security and societal peace, and strict measures will be taken and security plans developed that would put an end to such sabotage acts that threaten public security in the country, and the security leaders whose units witnessed security violations will be reconsidered, and there will be accountability for those proven to be negligent in performing their security duties.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, directed all security leaders to ensure that their security plans and procedures are appropriate to the situation in the country, and that their tasks are not limited to the reaction to the event after its occurrence.

He directed the redistribution of workspaces for the security and intelligence services, and Al-Kadhimi stressed the need to activate the intelligence effort, and that its role be essential in security confrontations, and in the pursuit of terrorist groups and crime gangs.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministerial Council for National Security issued several security directives that would control security in the capital, Baghdad and the rest of the cities of Iraq, as follows:

1- Emphasizing the previous directives regarding motorcycles by preventing them from being carried by more than one person, as well as restricting their movement in the street from 6 pm until 6 am.

2- Restricting the movement of government vehicles and preventing them from leaving after official working hours, except with a worksheet.

3- Setting financial rewards for citizens for reporting any suspicious item.

4- All shop owners are obligated to place surveillance cameras in their workplaces.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency