December 4, 2023

The International Motion Service of the European Union has condemned this Thursday the assault that the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad suffered this morning, and has demanded that the Iraqi authorities assure the safety of the legation.

“The EU strongly condemns the assault on the Swedish Embassy in Iraq and requires the safety of diplomatic services in Baghdad, in accordance with the Vienna Conference,” the European Union diplomacy mentioned in a quick assertion.

Likewise, the EU has affirmed that it “waits with curiosity for the fast adoption of the required safety measures” by the Iraqi authorities in an effort to “keep away from additional incidents” and maintain the perpetrators of the assault “accountable.”

“We anticipate a fast return to normality in relations between Iraq and Sweden,” the EU has settled.

Followers of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr have attacked and set fireplace to the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad in protest on the Swedish Police’s authorization of a brand new protest in Stockholm during which a replica of the Koran is scheduled to be burned.

In response, the Swedish Embassy in Iraq has suspended its actions on Thursday “till additional discover” and, due to this fact, will cease issuing passports and emergency paperwork within the nation.

The Swedish International Minister, Tobias Billstrom, has criticized the Iraqi authorities for what occurred and has summoned the nation’s cost d’affaires in Sweden to switch his protest to him.