Iraqis Parliament approved Prime Minister resignation.

The Parliament of Iraq consented to Adil Abdul-Mahdi's resignation as the protesters in Iraq demanded so.

Iran PressMiddle East: The Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation to the parliament on Saturday, calling on Iraqi lawmakers to elect a successor as soon as possible. In an emergency meeting on Sunday and only in a few minutes, the Iraqi parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The current government of Iraq will run the country as an interim government until the new government is formed.

Iraqi parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said the parliament will now call on President Barham Salih to introduce a new prime minister to the parliament.

Addressing a cabinet meeting Saturday, Abdul Mahdi said that the government took over in extremely complicated and difficult internal and external conditions, and after one year it has now reached the endpoint for another government to replace it.

Adil Abdul Mahdi added that his government has succeeded in improving Iraq's relations with the countries of the world and as well as in fighting corruption in various sectors, including the oil sector.

Abdul Mahdi stressed that he resigned in response to a call for a change of leadership on Friday by Iraq's top religious authority Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali al-Sistani.

He also said that his government had exerted every effort to prevent the bloodshed of the people but someones turned the people's demonstrations to riots.

The new round of popular demonstrations in Iraq in a peaceful manner began as of October 25, in various cities, including Baghdad the capital, Karbala, Basra, Najaf and other cities in protest at corruption and the poor state of the economy.

The Iraqis peaceful protests are aimed at forcing the government to meet their demands.

The demonstrations have turned violent with the Iraqi government blaming Iraq's enemies for supporting and funding violent protests in Iraq.

Referring to the situation in Iraq, Speaking at a press conference on the occasion of Parliament (Majlis) Day on Sunday 1st December in Tehran, the Speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani  has said Iran is not worried about recent protests in Iraq, because, under the capable leadership of Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the experienced political leadership in Baghdad, the country is well capable of dealing with the situation.


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