BAGHDAD, The media office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lied reports of some of the satellite channels and news websites about besieging Abadi and his accompanying delegation in a hotel in Basra.
The office said in a press statement: "Some satellite channels and news websites published false news and fabricated or old video clips, claiming to besiege the Prime Minister and the accompanying ministerial delegation in a hotel in the city of Basra."
The office added "We categorically deny these false news. And we call on the media of political parties to stop this bearish and deceitful approach that is not appropriate for the media and to adopt credibility in convoying events."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency