Arab League concerned over escalation in Iraq

CAIRO, Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit expressed concern over the escalation in the Iraqi capital and other cities due to the ongoing protests since October 1.

In a statement by the League’s General Secretariat on Saturday, Abul Gheit expressed his regret over the protestors and policemen’s deaths and injuries. He also expressed his deepest condolences for the victims’ families.

He called on the Iraqi Government to take measures to deescalate the situation and hold a serious dialogue to resolve the issues that led to the breakout of protests.

Source: Kuwait News Agency