Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim stressed the need to hold the parliamentary elections on their due date, since, in his opinion, this contributes to more democracy and to the success of the Iraqi national project. 
This came during a visit by the US ambassador to Iraq, Steven Beecroft, to Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, in his office in Baghdad, Tuesday, August 20, 2013. 
For his part, the US ambassador appreciated Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim's efforts in making up the situation and bringing the viewpoints of the different Iraqi political parties closer, thus helping advance stability and progress in the country. During the meeting, they discussed the political and security situations in Iraq and the region.