Shafaq News/ Iraq is embroiled in its worst political quagmire since the 2003 US-led invasion of the country, caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Saturday, urging the political forces to make "Iraq and Iraqis" their priority.
Al-Kadhimi's remarks came in a statement he issued on the anniversary of the Arbaeen; a religious holiday that marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein, killed in battle in 680.
"Iraq is experiencing a crisis that might be the worst since 2003. However, we have hope and determination to find common solutions to overcome the crisis and render Iraq a safe and stable country," he said.
"My call to all the Iraqi political forces: let us inspire from the Arbaeen, and make Iraq and Iraqis our priority," the prime minister continued, "Iraq and Iraqis deserve being sacrificed for."