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Iraqi prime minister emphasizes Iraq's role in regional stability at UN

The Iraqi prime minister highlighted Iraq's main issues and the country's regional and international significance at the UN General Assembly.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi shake hands during a meeting in New York.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi addressed the UN General Assembly — his first address to the world body — and highlighted Iraq's role in regional security, stability and energy supply to the world, presenting his view on Iraq's internal political crisis and solutions and Iraq's environmental challenges.

“Iraqis fight terrorism and defeat it on behalf of the whole world,” said Kadhimi. “The task was arduous, and our people made enormous sacrifices not only to liberate their land from the terrorist gangs of ISIS but also prevent them from threatening people everywhere and uprooting its destructive ideology.”

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