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Millions in Iraq demand Maliki quits, condemn Iranian regime

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NCRI – Millions of Iraqis have staged protests across the country against prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s ‘paramilitary’ government which funds the Iranian regime while suppressing its own people.

Demonstrators endured soaring temperatures during the fasting month of Ramadan to brand Maliki a ‘liar’ and demand his resignation.

A spokesperson for protesters in the city of Ramadi said: “In Maliki’s government, which cares nothing for its people, billions of dollars of the Iraqi people is sent into the coffers of the Iranian regime, while hunger kills the people of Iraq.”

Samera protesters spokesman Dr Najeh al-Mizan said: “Today, all the speakers in the demonstrations have emphasized that this government is a government of paramilitaries. Steps must be taken to ensure our safety in six provinces.

“We announce that the Government of Maliki is one of the provinces affiliated to the Iranian regime, where the Supreme Leader rules. The Supreme Leader is that same person who supports the Asaeb al-Haq and the paramilitaries. He is the one controlling all the paramilitaries.”

In solidarity with demonstrations in Shiite provinces in the south of Iraq, Najeh al-Mizan added: “It is the duty of the Sunnis in the south to stand by their brothers. We appreciate our brothers in the south who did not vote for Maliki due to his positions against the Sunnis.

“The rights of our brothers in the south are no different to our rights. Our demands for the release of innocent prisoners, the provision of services, the fight against corruption are for the benefit of everyone from north to south.”