Head of the National Iraqi Alliance, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, at his office in Baghdad received the envoy of the US President to the International Coalition against Daesh, Mr. Brett McGurk Sunday 20/8/2017 His Eminence with McGurk discussed the developments of the decisive battle against terrorism, warned of terrorism tactics targeting public gatherings using basic ways, called for diversity in the fight against terrorism, and not only by military aspects, and fight against terrorism as an idea and not to overlook this particular point, plus cutting means of funding and monitor electronic networks that are used to mislead young individuals and recruit them under this terrorist group, his eminence indicated \"what is happening in the world today is a proof of what we warned of before, when we described terrorism as a cancerous gland that, if spread, it would not spare anyone..”

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Regarding Iraq, his eminence with McGurk discussed developments in the political process in Iraq. His eminence stressed the importance of the national bloc, which is unbiased to any sectarian entity, is a solution in line with the nature of the Phase, stressed that the elections should be held on schedule as it is the most straight expression of democracy in Iraq, indicated that Iraq has become immune from all types of terrorism by virtue of its experience.

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McGurk congratulated Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim for starting the Al-Hikma National Movement, emphasized his country\'s support for Iraq in its war against Daesh and continuing to encourage region countries to openness to Iraq.