On Sunday, the United States of America has urged Iraqi Authorities to hold early elections and carry out electoral reforms, asked for an end to violence against protesters that has left hundreds already dead.
The White House said in a statement that Washington has wanted “the Iraqi government to halt the violence against protesters and fulfill President (Barham) Saleh’s promise to pass electoral reform and hold early elections.”
It continued that “the United States is seriously concerned by continued attacks against protestors, civic activists, and the media, as well as restrictions on internet access, in Iraq.”
The mass rallies urges for remodeling of the ruling system have rocked the capital of Baghdad and Shiite-majority South since October 1, but political forces closed ranked to defend the ruling government.
The harmony among the elite class seems to have paved the track for a crackdown.
The Huma Rights Committee of the Parliament has said that 319 people have already died since protests begin first broke out, including demonstrators and security personnel.
It continued that snipers were active near protest spots and hunting rifles were used against demonstrators as well.