Ihsan Al-Shammari to NINA: The government’s decision to end the work of the United Nations mission in Iraq is not new… and there is no political consensus on it.

Head of the Center for Political Thinking, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Baghdad, Ihsan Al-Shammari, confirmed that the government’s decision to end the work of the United Nations mission in Iraq is not new, but rather it has been since last year and the United States was informed of that.

Al-Shammari said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA): This decision is in light of the presence of a sustainable political crisis, the lack of trust among the political parties, the presence of internal divisions, the incompleteness of the democratic structure in the correct manner in the country, and the presence of loopholes in the constitution, in the Iraqi political system. It is not in Iraq’s interest at the present time.

He explained that this decision may greatly double the conviction of some inside and outside that there is an attempt by a certain party to take over the country, away from other parties, and that UNAMI’s departure from Iraq may allow this party to make decision
s that may create a state of conflict.

He pointed out that there are internal and external crises and that UNAMI is looking into these crises, noting that there is a fear among the civil movement that UNAMI will leave Iraq for several reasons, and its fear of the dominance of parties that do not believe in democracy and the constitution.

Al-Shammari stressed that the decision is considered governmental, and may not enjoy the agreement of all political blocs, including the Sunni blocs that want to complete the construction of their cities, as well as the Kurdish blocs that view UNAMI as a link between the Kurdistan region and Baghdad, and also between the region and the outside.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency