Iraq's ruling elite fear the unity of the Iraqi people because it directly undermines their divisive rule.
The United Nations had earlier urged for an end to violence in Iraq, during six days of anti-government rallies marred by the killing of over 100 people, mainly protesters.
More than 4,000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment, poor public services and widespread corruption erupted in the capital on Tuesday.
If the US genuinely wanted to counter Iran, and strengthen Iraq, it would put its considerable resources towards helping Iraqis build an authentic national movement that represents all Iraqis.
Iraq’s PM Haider al Abadi said on Saturday that the war against Daesh is over after more than three years. Abadi said that Iraq had been "totally liberated" from Daesh militants.
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