Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said the Iraqi people who has lived under oppression and dictatorships and the former despotic regimes can move on and stay united under democracy, freedom and pluralism, explaining that we, as people, are partners in blood and sacrifices, and we have a history and a future to make, not to mention that the people places its trust in us; therefore, we must not deceive it, yet we should get along and fight together the enemy that targets everyone without discrimination. He also added that it is hard to build a country, a state and a government that ensures welfare to its citizens if we don't cooperate and trust the other partners without calling their loyalty and patriotism in question. His Eminence hoped that the mistakes would not be addressed in public, while calling for abiding by the orders of the supreme Marjas who care about the Iraqis by promoting appeasement due to the fire that is ravaging the country and the citizens.
This came during the 12th Ramadan evening gathering held at his Eminence's office in Baghdad, on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
His Eminence also denounced the calls for division issued by some parties, wondering about the fate of this country which has great civilization, history, wealth and resources, and whose people was living in harmony. He made clear that the division is not the solution, yet it would increase the problems a hundredfold of what they are now, for if Iraq is divided tomorrow into states, God forbids, there would be conflicts and wars on every part of this land and if compromises are not made now, no one would give any part of the land they would have seized in the future. Moreover, he noted that there are lots of things that bring us together and that we have many common things. According to him, we must control these commonalities and prefer them to the disagreement sources in order to build our country and project, and our commonalities and coexistence must be in the others' interest. Here he criticized the conspiracy theory that governs the acts and speeches of some officials launched in specific circumstances, calling for listening to and reassuring the others about their concerns and for resolving the conflicts through the constitution, the law and the agreements on which the political process in the country was built.
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq considered this time of tension, crisis, conflicts, antagonisms, shouting and exchanged accusations as the fatal danger that threatens these processes and our state-building project.
He also called on the ministers and officials not to find reasons to justify their mistakes and failures, to dare to admit their mistakes, to confess before the Iraqi people and apologize to it when they don't fulfill their promises and to give back each one their dues because this is better and shows how courage they are.