Iraqi PM to resign over unrest
The statement did not say when he would resign
- Published 30.11.19, 2:22 AM
- Updated 30.11.19, 2:22 AM
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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country’s top Shia cleric called for lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly anti-establishment unrest.
“In response to this call, and in order to facilitate it as quickly as possible, I will present to parliament a demand (to accept) my resignation from the leadership of the current government,” a statement signed by Abdul Mahdi said.
The statement did not say when he would resign.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani earlier urged parliament to consider withdrawing its support for the government to stem violence.