Iraq announced it will not attend a forthcoming conference in Bahrain in support of US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of century.
“We are not interested in this conference and we will not participate in it,” Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad al-Sahaf told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.
“Iraq is sticking by its firm and principled position regarding the Palestinian issue and the rights of the Palestinian people,” he noted.
Iraq is the second Arab country of the Middle East after Lebanon to boycott the conference in support of the Palestinian people.
This comes as countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed Washington of their plans to send representatives to the June 25-26 conference, which seeks to unveil the economic aspects of the US scheme on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Washington has withheld details about its plan, but various leaks have revealed that it seriously compromises Palestinians’ rights and grievances.