Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, called on the United Nations to adopt the coming reconciliation and harmony conference that will be sponsored by the organization and held next month, with the aim of diagnosing the problems and obstacles and devising a program to move forward. This came when Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim was hosting Nikolay Mladenov, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq in his office in Baghdad on Saturday, January 24, 2015. His eminence praised the UN’s efforts to bring relief to the displaced, and stressed the need for more efforts in view of the poor humanitarian conditions of the populations who were displaced from their regions because of the military operations.
For his part, Nikolay Mladenov assured that the United Nations will be establishing a special fund for the reconstruction of regions that were freed from ISIS in Iraq, and explained that the organization is seeking to relieve the suffering of displaced families and ease their burdens. He reiterated, during the press conference he held after his meeting with the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, that he discussed with the latter the question of the harmony conference to be held under the patronage of the UN next month as well the anti-ISIS conference in London and the progress made by the Iraqi forces and the level of international assistance, in addition to the Iraqi governmental platform and related legislations.
In another context, the head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq underlined that the attack against the French newspaper in France is a terrorist crime that “we condemn and stand against. We also do not accept that Muslims in the world undergo collective punishment and blasphemy of their beliefs”. His eminence called on the UN to consolidate its efforts to release Sheikh Ali Al Salman detained in Bahrain, indicating that Sheikh Salman is an advocate of democracy and that his detention and trial will trigger sectarianism that the region does not need at the moment and will deepen the divide between Muslim sects.