Head of the National Iraqi Alliance, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, met President of the Republic of Iraq, Mr. Fuad Masum, at the latter\'s office in Baghdad Sunday, 25/12/2016.

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His eminence with President Masum discussed security and political developments in Iraq and the need to accompany the security progress with a reassuring, guaranteeing and comprehensive political project for all components, noting that national settlement is no longer an option among other choices facing the future of Iraq, but it is a necessity to take Iraq out of its crises, and further Iraq to ranks of advanced countries because of Iraq\'s potentials.

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His eminence stated that the Iraqi experience requires no hesitation in launching projects that follow the security achievement, indicating that the return of terrorism to Iraq with multiple shapes and the titles is for being satisfied with the security achievements as a comprehensive solution, and the believe of some sides that the security solution is the only solution to counter terrorism, yet the solutions to counter terrorism are in security, political, societal and economic aspects, and each aspect are needed to be involved actors in the solution each from its own location.

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In respect of Christmas and New Year celebrations, his eminence called to send reassurance messages to the components that are and remain a qualitative addition to Iraqi society, like the christians in Iraq, and to work on compensating them and enable them to return to their cities and their homes, praising the government\'s approach towards addressing all the dilemmas suffered by the Iraqi components.

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From his part, President Masum praised on the initiatives of settlement and solutions offered by the National Iraqi Alliance, hoping a merry new year for all, and congratulating the victories achieved in Mosul operations, wishing a year of affluence and peace and the end of all kinds of terrorism.