IRAQ PM ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION AFTER 40 PROTESTERS KILLED ON SINGLE DEADLIEST DAY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

IRAQ PM ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION AFTER 40 PROTESTERS KILLED ON SINGLE DEADLIEST DAY

After two months of anti-corruption and anti-government protests have rocked Iraq, resulting in a death toll into the hundreds as the unrest turns increasingly sectarian and which has included the burning of two Iranian consulates, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says he will resign.

He announced in an official statement put out by his office that he will submit his resignation to parliament after the country’s top Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, suddenly pulled support, telling the nation in a Friday sermon that parliament should “reconsider its options” after putting Mahdi in power in the first place.

The subsequent statement signed by Abdul Mahdi indicated the following:

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Perhaps with this development, Iraqis will feel that they have at least a modicum of control over their government, but it has come at a great cost, with a terrible loss of life.

One has to wonder who the next US-Centric "bag man" will be put in place by the US government, or to what degree this may be possible, after Mahdi's resignation.

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