The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today strongly condemned the attacks on the convoys of the Speaker of the Council of Representatives (CoR), Mr. Osama Al-Nujaifi, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Salih Al-Mutlaq.
“These cowardly attempts to disrupt the election process by targeting senior politicians and election candidates are totally unacceptable and should not weaken the resolve of the Iraqi people to participate in the election,” SRSG Mladenov said.
“There are forces who seek to deter people from voting. All Iraqis should be free to exercise their democratic right without fearing for their security. The Government of Iraq and the security forces must ensure that both voters and candidates are guaranteed safety throughout the campaign and on election day," the UN Envoy added.