By Jeyhun Aliyev

ANKARA

UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Iraq welcomed the designation of the country’s new Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, according to a UN statement Saturday.

Iraq’s President Barham Salih on Saturday assigned Allawi, the former communications minister, to form a new government within a month, according to the Iraqi Constitution.

“Iraq urgently needs to move forward. The prime minister-designate faces a monumental task: rapid Cabinet formation and parliamentary confirmation to press ahead with meaningful reforms addressing popular demands, delivering justice and accountability,” said Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert in a statement.

Noting that the road ahead “remains fraught

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