Iraq Rejects U.S. Congressman's Comments Against Iraqi Judiciary Chief

(MENAFN- Nam News Network) BAGHDAD, Jun 30 (NNN-NINA) – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry, rebuked yesterday, the threat by a U.S. congressman to designate Faiq Zidan, head of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), as a“tool of Iranian influence” in Iraq.

The Ministry said in a statement that, the remarks by U.S. Congressman, Mike Waltz, against Zidan were“a blatant interference in Iraqi internal affairs.”

Waltz on Thursday retweeted a U.S. media report about him preparing to label the SJC and its president Zidan,“Iranian-controlled assets” via a legislative move by submitting a draft law amendment that includes a clause to back up his claim.

The Iraqi ministry stressed that,“attempting to influence the judiciary is a violation of the most important components of the (Iraqi) state's entity, which is responsible for achieving justice, equality, and national stability.”

The Iraqi parliament's Acting Speaker, Mohsen al-Mandalawi, noted that Iraq, as a sovereign country, builds its relations with all countries“upon mutual respect.”

Al-Mandalawi said that, if the draft law is approved, it will constitute a dangerous turning point that will affect, in one way or another, Iraq-U.S. relations.– NNN-NINA


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