Head of the National Alliance, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, during the visit to Cairo, leading a delegation of the National Iraqi Alliance, stated to Sheikh Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, that the popular mobilization forces is not Shiite or Sunni, but a national mobilization includes everyone, and its work is organized by a law approved by the legislative authority in Iraq, indicating that the popular mobilization forces are fighting with a hand and provides humanitarian service for the displaced and wounded of military operations by the other hand, warning from breaking the joy of victory by focusing on mistakes committed by individuals in the popular mobilization forces Wednesday 19/4/2017. 

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His eminence called for solving extremism, the so called religious movements and terrorism by empowering the forces of moderation, cooperation and strengthening their roles, as well as reforming religious speech as a key element to face deviant thoughts, urging for close cooperation between Najaf and Al-Azhar.

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His eminence expressed his confidence in the support of Al-Azhar to Iraq in the fight against Daesh, pointing to the sacrifices of Iraqis in the face of the Daesh and Al-Qaeda before it, adding that the difficulty of the battle of Mosul is that Daesh use the civilians as human shields, however the Iraqis today are on the verge of victory, considering that the blood shed by the people of the south to defend the people of the west is a proof of patriotism and Iraqi society cohesion.

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Regarding the future of Iraq after a Daesh, his eminence stated to Sheikh of Al-Azhar, \"Our priorities are five; unity, Arabism, sovereignty, the consolidation of democracy and the establishment of the state of citizenship, not the state of components, as well as the national majority that is an acceptable approach and national settlement as a state project and not for a sect or party, stressing that the Arab Shiites are loyal to their homeland either they are located in Bahrain, Iraq or Yemen, and it is wrong to mix their Arab identity with a political sectarian space, stating \"But Iran is a neighbor of Iraq in which it has friendly relations,\" noting that Iran supported the Iraq at a time when Iraq was abandoned by its friends.