Baghdad (NINA) – Iraqiya slate's official, Saleh al-Mutlaq, denied what has been ascribed to him of saying that withdrawing confidence from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will lead the country into a sectarian war.
Mutlaq told NINA on Saturday, June 2, that the Iraqis will not be drawn in a civil war because of political disputes, stressing that the Iraqis have realized the their unity is the only way to rid themselves from those who do not want security and stability for this country.
He called on the media outlets to be specific when publishing reports harming politicians' credibility.
Earlier in the day, the semi official Iraqiya Television Channel ascribed a statement to Mutlaq saying that withdrawing confidence from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki draws the country into a sectarian war.
Today's afternoon, Mutlaq issued a statement saying that withdrawing confidence from Maliki has become a public demand to end the era of dictatorship that isolated Iraq from its regional and international sphere.
He stressed that the era of post Maliki and dictatorship is definitely coming, because he continues in his post endangers the national unity and leads to divide the country and keep corruption going as well as human rights violations. Mutlaq called on all political forces to bear their constitutional and moral responsibilities toward withdrawing confidence from Maliki and end the growing dictatorship in Iraq. / End.