At Joint Operations Command

Al-Sudani oversees security and election progress

BAGHDAD, December 16 — Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani visited the Joint Operations Command today, Saturday, to inspect the implementation of the security plan for securing the special voting in the Provincial Council elections.

Al-Sudani’s office said in a statement, a copy of which was received by 964media:

“Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, conducted a visit to the Joint Operations Command on Saturday morning. During the visit, Mr. Al-Sudani, through a televised briefing, was briefed on the implementation of the security plan dedicated to securing the Provincial Council elections and the progress of the special voting that commenced earlier in the day.

He also monitored, along with operations leaders in the provinces, the security and electoral situation in their respective areas. Emphasizing the need for maximum effort to ensure a secure atmosphere, he aimed to guarantee the success of the elections and fulfill the citizens’ aspirations for free and fair elections.

The Commander-in-Chief reiterated his previous directives to security and military leaders, urging them not to exert any form of pressure or influence on the choices of the participants. He stressed the importance of leaving the choice to the voters and emphasized the highest levels of readiness to address any security breaches aimed at disrupting the electoral process.”