Iraqi PM Kadhimi says he is ready to resign
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Tuesday, August 30, that he is ready to resign if it is in the interest of the country, and President Barham Salih said the constitution needs to be amended.

In a speech to Iraqi media outlets, Kadhimi talked about the current political situation in Iraq saying he has not been affiliated with any political parties and will not be in the future.
He added that Iraq’s public interests have always been a priority for him and that he has been working for two years to control illegal weapons on the streets.
Angry protestors stormed Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday shortly after an announcement by the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that he is "leaving politics for good and shutting down all political institutions."
The protesters, including armed men, started to withdraw on Tuesday responding to a call from Sadr to end the protests after reports came of at least two dozen people killed.
Salih said on Tuesday that the events of Monday shook the Iraqis and hurt the feelings of many people.
He said that the political parties and governmental institutions must admit that they were not able to control the situation.
Salih added that Sadr’s call to end protests was "a responsible and courageous call in the interest of Iraq" but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the political deadlock that the country has been facing for many months.
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