Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi officially handed his resignation letter to the parliament, a parliamentary source said on Saturday.  

According to the source, who asked not to be named, the premier’s resignation letter has made its way to the parliament. 

The parliament is expected to discuss Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation and violence incidents in a Sunday session. 

In a written statement issued earlier on Friday, the Iraqi premier said he would resign so that the country would not be “dragged into chaos”. 

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