Quran burning still on leaders’ agendas in Iraq

BAGHDAD, August 1 – Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani and President Abdul Latif Rashid emphasized on Monday the need for countries to take a firmer stance to end the attacks on Islamic sanctities.

The leaders met to discuss a range of issues facing the country.

A statement from the government’s media office said:

“His Excellency President Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid met with Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani on July 31, 2023.

During the meeting, they discussed the overall situation in the country and the importance of coordination among all authorities to support the government’s steps in implementing the plans of the government program, especially the priorities related to improving services and raising the living standards, and promoting comprehensive development in all vital sectors.

The President and the Council of Ministers reiterated their condemnation of the repeated attacks on the sanctity of the Holy Quran and Islamic holy sites by misguided individuals. They stressed the necessity for countries to take a more decisive stance that would put an end to these criminal practices.”