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The leading Iraqi politicians demand resignation of the prime minister because of a situation in Basra - RIA Novosti, 9/8/2018


The British military patrol the territory in the city of Basra, Iraq. Archival photo
CAIRO, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. The electoral bloc of Sairun which leader is the popular Shiite theologian Muqtada al-Sadr, has demanded from the prime minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi to retire against the background of escalation of a situation in Basra, reports as-Sumariya TV channel with reference to the statement of the movement.© of AP Photo of the Power of Iraq have entered a curfew into Basrek to an appeal of the Sairun block which has gathered a majority of votes at the parliamentary elections which have taken place in May also the electoral bloc of Fatah which has taken the second place in a voting process has joined. Messages about the requirement of resignation of the acting prime minister and his office have followed after the special session of Council of representatives of Iraq (parliament) which has taken place on Saturday devoted to a situation in Basra. The Iraqi Basra since Monday is captured by disorders. For these days thousands of protesters demanding from the authorities of improvement of a situation with supply of the city with clear drinking water and electricity carry out the unlimited actions of a protest developing into collisions with security officers. On Tuesday and Wednesday the angered protesters have set fire to buildings of administration of the province and the city administration. Army parts, it was entrusted to them to bring order to a seaport, during dispersal of protesters used tear gas and firearms. There are dead and wounded during disorders. It is reported also that protesters have blocked work of the largest port of the country Umm-Kasr located near Basra.© AP Photo/Ahmed Alhusseiney In Basra protesters protesters in Basra have set fire to one of presidential dvortsovv Thursday have set fire to offices of the pro-Iranian political parties and movements in the evening, and on Friday — the Iranian consulate and one of presidential palaces in the downtown. Also protesters have broken on the territory of the Western Kurna-2 oil field near the city, have beaten police officers, but the staff of the enterprise hasn't suffered. The parliament of Iraq will hold on Saturday an extraordinary meeting in connection with the protests which have again captured the city. Security forces of the Iraqi Basra announced about introduction in the city of a curfew about 16:00 Saturdays (coincides with Moscow).

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