Nationwide anger as Iraq announces pension cuts

Iraqi government decision to cut salaries, pensions sparks outrage as the country faces worst economic crisis in years.

Iraq is facing its worst economic crisis since 2003, worsened by the global drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government has proposed austerity measures, including capping the amount and number of state salaries and pensions people can receive.

Many people rely on pensions and reparations from the government.

Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad, Iraq.