On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, met with the speaker of Iraqi parliament, Mr. Salim al-Jabbouri at the latter’s office. Both parties discussed the political and security developments in the country as well as the passing of the important laws, including the law on public budget. His Eminence said it is necessary to pass the budget while keeping intact the employees’ salaries and the retirement pensions, considering them as red line not to be crossed.