KDP leader Masoud Barzani condemned the violence used against Iraqi demonstrators, calling for their protection.
Barzani said in a statement: “We express our deep concern about the increase in violence and bloody events during the past days in Baghdad and Najaf, and we strongly condemn the killing, bloodshed and use of violence against demonstrators.”
Barzani called “the Iraqi government and relevant official institutions to perform their duties in protecting the lives of citizens.”
He stressed that “in order to reach a solution to address the problems, the political parties must deal with the language of reason and logic with this deep crisis that is crouching on the chest of Iraqis.”
Barzani reiterated his support for the “legitimate demands of protesters and citizens,”