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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Iraq

29 August 2022

The Secretary-General has been following with concern the ongoing protests in Iraq today, during which demonstrators entered government buildings. He is particularly concerned about reports of casualties. He appeals for calm and restraint, and urges all relevant actors to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and avoid any violence. 

The Secretary-General strongly urges all parties and actors to rise above their differences and to engage, without further delay, in a peaceful and inclusive dialogue on a constructive way forward. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General  

New York, 29 August 2022  

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