Iraq's prime minister submits resignation as deadly protests sweep country

Image: Adel Abdul-Mahd
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi Copyright Burhan Ozbilici
By Saphora Smith with NBC News World News
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

The PM announced his intention to step down live on television the day after more than 40 protesters were killed in clashes with security forces.

ADVERTISEMENT

Iraq's embattled prime minister said Friday he would submit his resignation following weeks of deadly anti-government protests, making him the second Mideast leader forced to step down after demonstrations in recent weeks.

Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his intention to resign Friday live on Iraqi television, the day after more than 40 protesters were killed in clashes with security forces.

Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri announced last monththat he was handing in his resignation to the president after he hit a "dead end" amid nationwide protests.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

UN approves Gaza aid resolution without an appeal for ceasefire

Jury rejects rape claim against Donald Trump but finds him liable for sexual assault

Proud Boys leader and three others convicted of seditious conspiracy for 6 January attack