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Saudi Arabia Slams ‘Cowardly’ Assassination Attempt against Iraq PM

Saudi Arabia Slams ‘Cowardly’ Assassination Attempt against Iraq PM

Sunday, 7 November, 2021 - 08:15
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi poses in his office during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP)

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Sunday the Kingdom strongly condemns the failed assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

It slammed the “cowardly terrorist act”, expressing the Kingdom’s solidarity with Iraq, its people and government, in confronting all terrorists who are preventing the country from recovering its security and stability.

A drone laden with explosives targeted Kadhimi’s residence in Baghdad early on Sunday. The PM escaped unhurt.

The attack, which security sources said injured several members of Kadhimi’s personal protection detail, came after protests in the Iraqi capital over the result of a general election last month turned violent.

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