BAGHDAD, Vice President Nouri al-Maliki stressed the need to open an official and popular investigation to find out who gave the gangs freedom of movement and sabotage in Basra and why.
"The Vice President discussed during his meeting today with Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maxime Maximov ways to strengthen the bonds of joint cooperation in various fields, the latest developments in the political and security situation in the region and the world and the results of the recent Tehran summit in the presence of the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran," the statement said. .
"The situation in Iraq requires the formation of a strong government capable of meeting the demands of the Iraqi people," he said.
He pointed out that "the events of Basra are unfortunate, and it is not enough to stop the acts of sabotage and burning, but must open a formal and popular investigation to know who gave the gangs freedom of movement and sabotage and why, and what are the evil goals behind them."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency