UN Security Council Slams Efforts to Discredit Iraq Vote

Declares vote 'well-managed, peaceful'

The UN Security Council has issued a unanimous statement praising Iraq’s election and condemning all attempts to discredit the outcome, and in particular resort to violence.

Iraq’s election saw Sadr’s party win a plurality. Fatah, the main militia bloc, lost huge numbers of seats, and has condemned the vote as a fraud.

The UN also reiterated its criticism of the failed assassination of PM Kadhimi, and called for international support of Iraqi territorial integrity.

Despite all the support, the election was effectively inconclusive, as Sadr seems unable to form a government, and already there is talk of a provisional government while everyone figures what to do.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.