Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged on Tuesday all Iraqis to cooperate to contain their country’s crisis and maintain the recent gains achieved by the government.
He voiced concern and regret over the escalation of violence and the number of victims left in Iraq's protests.
He extended his condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded.
“The current crisis requires self-restraint and all necessary measures to meet the people's demands,” an official AL source said.
The source stressed the League’s willingness to assume its responsibilities regarding Iraq and its people and adopt what is needed to preserve the country’s stability.
Earlier this month, massive protests erupted in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other central and southern provinces, calling for reform, accountability for corrupt people, improvement of public services and job opportunities.