Iraqi Prime Minister, Adil Abd al-Mahdi said that the Iraqi Government will abide by the federal budget law and continue to send limited funding to Kurdistan Region for public sector salaries until the dispute over oil transfers is resolved.
Basra residents, who have been protesting to demand services and jobs, are disappointed with the new government for not appointing any minister from Basra and call for the establishment of a Basra federal region.
With the Kurdistan elections set to be held on the 30th of September, controversy regarding participation has risen among both the population and the parties. Some political parties have decided to boycott the elections after their concerns surrounding the election lists were not addressed.
A member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), Hemin Bajalan stated that displaced Iraqis living in camps in the Kurdistan Region suffer from lack of food and medicine due to a halt of deliveries from the Iraqi Ministry of Health.