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What is the position of the political blocs in Iraq on the results of the strategic dialogue?
27 July 2021
Emphasis on "US withdrawal" (Facebook)
Ultra Iraq - Editorial Team
After announcing the results of the last round of the strategic dialogue between the Iraqi government and the US administration, which concluded with a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, many figures and political blocs commented on the results of the dialogue, while some of them stressed the welcome of the "American withdrawal" issue.
The victory coalition demanded the strengthening of sovereignty and its requirements against all forms of violation, foremost of which is the Turkish military occupation, and other forms of interference in the Iraqi affairs
The leader of the Salvation and Development Front, Osama Al-Nujaifi, commented on the results of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America, and Al-Nujaifi said in a blog post, "The strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States in its fourth round is positive results that we hope will be strengthened through cooperation, support and opening horizons that serve the aspirations of Iraqis in the fields all".
While the Sairoon Alliance commented on the recent round of strategic dialogue that Iraq fought with the American side, saying in a statement, "We have followed with great interest the progress of the Iraqi negotiations with the American side from their first steps until this moment, and we appreciate the great efforts made by the Iraqi government to formulate a national vision. Contributing to achieving the full sovereignty of Iraq, we renew our position rejecting the presence of any foreign forces on Iraqi soil.
He added, "We stress the need for there to be a national orientation from all political forces, religious and cultural activities, academic and media elites, and all social segments to support the rule of law, the prestige of the state and the extension of security in a way that serves the aspirations of the Iraqi people towards a better tomorrow and an independent Iraq in which all Iraqis of all colors enjoy security, safety and justice. and stability.”
The Al-Fateh Alliance, led by Hadi Al-Amiri, welcomed the so-called "national achievement" achieved by the Iraqi delegation during the strategic dialogue round with the United States of America, and the coalition said in a statement that it "welcomes the national achievement of the Iraqi negotiator by agreeing to the complete exit of the combat forces at the end of the day." This year, he considers it a positive and advanced step towards achieving full national sovereignty.
The coalition statement added, "We hope that the concerned officials in the Iraqi state will follow up the implementation of what was agreed upon in a practical way, and all thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi negotiator for this national achievement."
Earlier, the Victory Coalition welcomed the results of the last round of the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue, returning it as "a victory for Iraq, its interests and sovereignty."
In a statement, the coalition demanded, "Based on the terms of the (Iraqi Sovereignty) initiative submitted by Dr. Haider al-Abadi, to maintain the national momentum - governmental and popular - to strengthen sovereignty and its requirements against all forms of violation, foremost of which is the Turkish military occupation, and other forms of interference in the political and security affairs of Iraq. And economically, and for national efforts to join forces to make Iraq, its interests and sovereignty a supreme value in conscience and national action.
He stressed that "a sovereign and strong Iraq will achieve strategic balance in the region and the world, and any weakness of Iraq, or making it an arena for conflict, will lead the region and the world to major collapses, then Iraq will not be the only loser, but the region and the world. The strategies of the forces of the region and the world must realize that Iraq is a center of balance and balance. Region".
The leader of the Azm Khamis al-Khanjar coalition expressed his support for "any step towards organizing the relationship with the United States in a way that serves Iraq, and supports our forces with training and intelligence coordination that we need at this stage."
He added, "What has been achieved is a successful step that counts for the Prime Minister, the negotiating delegation and the political forces that agreed on these principles."
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, also called for the cessation of military action by the "resistance" until the completion of the withdrawal of US forces.
Al-Sadr said in a blog post, seen by "Ultra Iraq", "Thank you to the Iraqi national resistance, as the occupation announces the start of the withdrawal of all its combat forces, let us wait for you to complete the withdrawal. And thanks for the efforts made to crystallize this agreement, especially Brother Al-Kazemi."
The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for the cessation of military action by what he called the "resistance" until the completion of the withdrawal of US forces.
He added, "Knowing that we have stated conditions in the past, and with their realization, the military action of the resistance must be stopped at all... and seeking to support the Iraqi security forces, including the army and the police, to restore security and extend it on Iraqi lands and to banish the specter of terrorism, violence, intruders and pretenders of resistance."