Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has stressed that Iraq’s problems do not form a riddle which is difficult to resolve if the true will for doing so is there. He explained that due to the huge resources, minds and energies which Iraq has, all these make it easy to get the country to reach the safe haven and to solve the outstanding problems which block the way of building Iraq in addition to preventing the country from getting into dire consequences, stressing that he did not mean to abuse any particular individual, bloc or party.
In his speech which he delivered on welcoming sheikhs and dignitaries of the Ma`mir Sayyids from the mid-Euphrates and other governorates and which he delivered at his Baghdad office on Monday, February 25, 2013, His Eminence expressed his hope that the politicians would listen to the voices of the men of wisdom and reason, those who tie and untie from among the highest religious authorities, elites, tribal sheikhs and virtuous theologians, and to lessen the tense statements which cause escalation and tension due to the sectarian implications which provide a suitable atmosphere for the terrorists and those who fish in disturbed waters as well as those who benefit from the crises to carry out their own agendas, in addition to increasing the sectarian, ethnic and partisan extremism. The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq explained that escalating the opportunities for dialogue and the calls for coexistence and harmony would increase the opportunities for political stability which, in turn, will be reflected on the security stability which will remove the barriers that prevent coexistence among the components of one and the same homeland, warning at the same time that preventing the portioning of the country, which he labeled as the greatest historic sin, requires us to be bias to the country’s supreme interests, to a lengthy vision and to perseverance.
On their part, the sheikhs and dignitaries of the Ma`amir Sayyids stressed their standing in one rank to carry out the orders of the supreme religious authority in safeguarding the country’s security and foiling foreign and domestic plots that are woven against security and social peace.