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Iraq: MP calls on government to cut ties with normalisation Gulf States

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Nayef Al-Hajraf meet in Baghdad, Iraq on February 01, 2021 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Nayef Al-Hajraf meet in Baghdad, Iraq on February 01, 2021 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

Iraqi MP Hassan Salem called on Sunday for the government in Baghdad to cut ties with the Gulf States that have signed normalisation deals with Israel, namely the UAE and Bahrain. He added Saudi Arabia into the mix as well, as it is known to have unofficial links with the occupation state.

"The Iraqi government should sever ties with the countries that have normalised relations with the Zionist entity and in shame and betrayal of the Palestinian cause through their support for the Zionist entity in its bombardment of defenceless civilians and children and the massacres committed in Gaza," said Salem. "It is not worthy of Iraq that has always been supportive of the Palestinian people to have relations with the traitors who sold and conspired against Palestine and its people."

The MP stressed the need for the Iraqi government to move beyond false political courtesies with these "treacherous regimes" that were the right arm of the Zionist entity in killing people in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and, most recently, Palestine. "They support the terrorist Zionist entity which has committed massacres of children, the elderly and women."

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