YEMEN Press Agency

Iraqi PM announces his intention to resign

SANAA, Nov. 30 (YPA) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he intends to resign in response to a call by the country’s top cleric, who urged Iraqi lawmakers to “reconsider” their options regarding the future of Iraq.

“In response to this call, and in order to facilitate it as quickly as possible, I will present to parliament a demand (to accept) my resignation from the leadership of the current government,” Abdel Mahdi said in a statement on Friday.

The prime minster added that the measure would allow the parliamentarians to “reconsider their options.”

“Everyone knows that I had previously suggested this option (to resign) during public and formal statements.”