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Trump administration calls for early elections in Iraq to stop violence


Added 11-11-19 07:58:01am EST - “The? Trump administration is calling for Iraq to hold early elections in a push aimed at stopping? Baghdad's violent crackdown on? anti-government protesters.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump administration calls for early elections in Iraq to stop violence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Trump administration is calling for Iraq to hold early elections in a push aimed at stopping Baghdad's violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. 

“Despite being targeted with lethal violence and denied access to the Internet, the Iraqi people have made their voices heard, calling for elections and election reforms,” White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamGiuliani associate says he sought to pressure Ukraine to investigate Bidens Rand Paul says Trump has 'every right' to withhold Ukraine aid over corruption The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump says Dems shouldn't hold public hearings MORE said in a statement late Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT

“The United States joins the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq in calling on the Iraqi government to halt the violence against protesters and fulfill President Salih’s promise to pass electoral reform and hold early elections,” she added. 

The administration also called on other countries to join in support of a “better future for the Iraqi people.” 

The push comes after more than 250 anti-government protesters in Iraq were reportedly killed Saturday. 

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