Leaders talk via phone

Iraq PM discusses events in Gaza with Canada’s Justin Trudeau

BAGHDAD, November 9 — Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani told his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, on Wednesday that Israel has violated international law. Al-Sudani also called on major nations to take action.

The Prime Minister’s press office stated in a press release:

“Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani received a phone call on Wednesday evening from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During the call, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and exchanged views on the ongoing developments in the Gaza Strip, highlighting the worsening humanitarian situation.

Prime Minister Al-Sudani affirmed Iraq’s strong and clear stance on the Palestinian issue and the right of the Palestinian people to live with dignity on their land. He also condemned the continued aggression against Gaza, targeting civilians, and the heinous acts against children and women, as well as the tightening of the blockade, depriving them of basic rights to food and medicine.

The Prime Minister called on major influential countries to take action to protect international law which has been violated by the occupying authorities, which have not adhered to international legitimacy.

On his part, the Canadian Prime Minister emphasized his country’s commitment to working towards a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, enabling the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians. He expressed Canada’s willingness to collaborate with Iraq to achieve de-escalation and find swift solutions to the crisis.”