Iraq: Statement by the Spokesperson on threats against UNAMI and Electoral Commission

23 Oct: Iraq: Statement by the Spokesperson on threats against UNAMI and Electoral Commission

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union joins the United Nations Security Council in deploring the recent threats of violence against the personnel of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and against others, following the publication of preliminary elections results in Iraq earlier this month.

Such violent manifestations have no place in a democracy. The EU recalls that voting on election day was largely peaceful, orderly and well-organised, and voters were able to freely express their will, as assessed by the EU Election Observation Mission, which the EU deployed in the country for the first time ever, …