"Dialogue is the ultimate solution to end the crises, and the Citizen Alliance is looking for how to serve the people, not how to make gains", Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Superior Council of Iraq, said during a meeting with the US deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq, Barbara Leaf. The latter congratulated his Eminence for the successful elections, considering them a new step made by the Iraqi people towards more established democracy in Iraq and evaluating his diligent efforts in bringing the viewpoints of the Iraqi political parties closer and for which he deserves approval and credit. In fact, the meeting was also attended by the US ambassador to Iraq, Steven Beecroft.