Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, underlined some favorable points for the success of the symbolic meeting of political leaders lately held in his office, calling for restricting the disputes between political blocs within the conference rooms and keeping them away from the public and the mass media. He said the political issues are not fixed, rather changeable, urging the political blocs to exert pressure on their representatives to regulate the rhythm of the tensed statements in the mass media. He made clear that these statements are most of the times inconsistent with the public national interest, and speak for categorical and personal ambitions.
This came during the ceremony held in his Eminence’s office in Baghdad Saturday, 8/6/2013 on the occasion of the Bi’tha of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Moreover, his Eminence said constant meetings between the country’s leaders, whether bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral or otherwise are essential, explaining that any level of such meetings and contacts helps not to come back to the previous status-quo, and aims at ending the political deadlock, the intransigence, and the political break-up. He thus called everyone to detect the problems and crises and to offer the right solutions, considering that the collaboration in defining the problems and suggesting solutions are the right way to go. He also called the executive power to keep the other parties informed about the results and reasons of the decision-making.
In addition, his Eminence said it is necessary to issue a media honor code which puts mass media on the front defense line in favor of the political process and the state of harmony, tolerance and co-existence between all the Iraqi components. “It is only by forming a favorable public opinion over this matter that coexistence can be reinforces”, he said.
Finally, his Eminence stressed the necessity of conducting and considering an elaborate study for the claims of the Iraqi protestors in all the Iraqi provinces, as well as the necessity of being honest with the citizens, answering their legal needs and clarifying some claims that may be inconsistent with the constitution.