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Iraq protests: ‘No magic solution’ to problems, PM says

Iraq protests: ‘No magic solution’ to problems, PM says
October 04
14:43 2019

(UTV|COLOMBO) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said he accepted the “rightful demands” of protesters as he called for calm after three days of unrest.

In a rare televised address, Mr Mahdi stuck a conciliatory tone as protesters demanded his resignation.

The PM said he would respond to their concerns, but warned there was no “magic solution” to Iraq’s problems.

At least 20 people have died in the unrest as anger at unemployment and corruption boiled over.

A curfew has been imposed in Baghdad and several other cities in Iraq’s southern provinces – but thousands defied it and security forces fired live rounds at them.

 

(Agencies)

 

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