EU condemns the use of force against demonstrators in Iraq

07/11/2019 - 16:57 Published in News/Iraq

The excessive use of force against demonstrators in Iraq is unacceptable, European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini said.

She noted that the fundamental rights of the Iraqi people to demonstrate must be respected and their demands submit to the authorities in accordance with the country's constitution.

"The excessive use of force against demonstrators is regrettable," she said in a statement distributed in Brussels on Sunday. "Reports of armed attacks on demonstrators undermine the right of peaceful assembly and expression of legitimate demands."


"The European Union and its member states reaffirm their continued support for Iraq's unity, sovereignty, territorial integrity and comprehensive dialogue as a way forward," she said.