Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), received at his Baghdad office on Wednesday, February 7, 2013, a delegation from the tribes of south Iraq which recently visited the Anbar governorate.
His Eminence renewed [his support for] the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, stressing the necessity of addressing them as soon as possible according to the constitutional and legal mechanisms.
On its part, the delegation expressed its appreciation of Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim's defense of the legitimate rights of all citizens of the Iraqi people, explaining that the Iraqi tribes maintain their pledge to adhere to the directives of the religious Marji`iyya (highest religious authority) and defense of all spectrums and components of the Iraqi people.
Incidentally, the emir of the Ka`b tribes, Sheikh Ahmad Yousuf, stated that the tribes of the south support the legitimate and clear demands of the demonstrators in the western governorates, warning the groups that fish in disturbed waters and try to steer the people's rights to serve their own interests.