Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has called for getting away from the sectarian attitude, advocating the firming of the patriotic methodology and harmony, stressing that the democratic experiment in Iraq is ahead of many experiences of region’s countries, rendering it capable of addressing people’s demands. His Eminence pointed out to the marches which Iraq is witnessing the western and southern as well as other areas is a healthy phenomenon, regarding demonstrating as a constitutional right. His Eminence described the sectarian slogans, which were raised in some demonstrations, as wrong norms of behavior and protrusions which everyone hopes will disappear. This came up when His Eminence met His Excellency the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, at his Baghdad office on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
His Eminence stressed that the meeting discussed the bilateral relationship between the Citizen Bloc and the State of Loa Coalition in a way that serves the homeland and the citizen.
On his part, al-Maliki stressed that the present crisis can be resolved if everyone sits at the table of dialogue and refers to the constitution as the arbiter for solving crises. He renewed with this call what Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim had advocated, i.e. the arbitration of the table of dialogue and of the constitution as a venue for solving the problems, stressing that dialogue and constitution will provide a radical solution for every crisis. Al-Maliki described the alliance between the citizen Bloc and the State of Law bloc as the “strategic alliance”, explaining that his meeting with Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim was in-depth, fruitful and an extension for past constructive meetings which brought him together with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, pointing out to forming a seven-member committee in the Council of Ministers over which the Deputy Prime Minister presides and in which six ministers participate in order to receive the demands of the demonstrators which do not violate the constitution. They will sort them out and circulate them to the authorities in charge of them, such as the governorate councils, the parliament, the judiciary or the cabinet.