Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, stressed the importance of dialogue and reaching an understanding between all Iraqi forces, underlying the necessity to have a "trans-sectarian and transnational political movement" vis-à-vis another "trans-sectarian and transnational political movement". He also stated that the Iraqi street is now more open to new political trends that have not previously known five years ago, saying some Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish forces have convened in Erbil, unlike some similar forces.
This came in the seminar held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Jordan on Saturday, 25/5/2013, where several Iraqi political leaders have taken part.
In addition, in reply to a question about Kirkuk’s future, Sayyid al-Hakim assured that Kirkuk is for all its citizens, regardless their affiliations. He also explained that the talk about majorities or critical options within an ethnic group, sect or otherwise in Kirkuk might have serious consequences at the Iraqi and regional levels. According to his Eminence, it is necessary that all ethnic groups , religions and sects in Kirkuk reach a mutual understanding on how to govern the province.