The Prime Minister of Iraq announced about the normalization of the situation in Baghdad


The security situation in Baghdad is under control, ” he wrote on his Twitter, the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi. Earlier, supporters of radical leader of the Iraqi Shiites broke into the Parliament building, after which the city entered a state of emergency.

“Prime Minister al-Abadi confirms that the security situation in Baghdad is under control, and urged demonstrators to return to the designated protest space”, — stated in the message.

On 30 April Iraqi Prime Minister was the representative to Parliament for approval the new composition of the Cabinet to include five new Ministers. At the last moment the vote was postponed. After that, the leader of the Iraqi radical Shiite Muqtada al-Sadr, speaking to his supporters, said he intends to act for the good of the nation and if the people want to form a new government. He called on the people to start a revolution against corruption. “The government has two options — either reform, or we will destroy it,” he threatened al-Sadr.

As a result, hundreds of supporters of radical Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr entered the protected “green zone” in Baghdad, where the institutions of the country, and broke into the Parliament building.

Because of this, the city had declared a state of emergency. The press-Secretary of the operational staff of the armed forces of Iraq Saad Mann reported that all roads leading to Baghdad are closed. No one can enter the city, however, it is possible to leave, Mann said. The police also blocked located in the centre of the Iraqi capital bridges across the Tigris and Diyala.