Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), received Fadhil Mirani, secretary to the political office of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP), and the chief of the army’s military staffs, Babakr Zebari, at his Baghdad office on Saturday, December 8, 2012. His Eminence stressed the necessity of defusing the crisis between the Province and the federal government and to start finding solutions according to the constitution and to the consensuses which agree with the constitution in order to achieve a secure condition for Iraq. His Eminence stressed the necessity for Iraq to face the regional shakeups with more domestic unity.
On his part, Mirani praised the efforts of Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim to solve the domestic problems, stressing during his review for His Eminence the results of the meetings which he held in Baghdad that the Kurds did not and will not differ with Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim. They also did not differ with the Martyr of the Niche (may his soul be sanctified) and with Iraq’s Aziz (may his soul be sanctified) before. He explained that this relationship is based on the common denominators and shared history, pointing out to this relationship having been inherited from the imam/authority Muhsin al-Hakim (may his soul be sanctified) and from Mulla Mustafa Barzani, regarding the Shi`ite-Kurdish alliance as being patriotic, neither sectarian nor ethnic: It has Kurds, Arabs, Sunnis and Shi`ites. He stressed that they came to Baghdad in order to hold dialogues and not to negotiate, pointing out that the Kurds bear Iraq’s concerns and the security stability in the center and the south as well as the rest of governorates which all are important for the Kurdistan Province.