US urges early Iraq elections, halt to violence against protesters


WASHINGTON, Nov 11, 2019 (AFP) – The United States on Sunday urged Iraqi
authorities to hold early polls and carry out electoral reforms, and called
for an end to the violence against protesters that has left hundreds dead.

Washington wants “the Iraqi government to halt the violence against
protesters and fulfill President (Barham) Saleh’s promise to pass electoral
reform and hold early elections,” the White House said in a statement.