Saleh acknowledges the existence of a defect in the system of government and warns against political money
Saleh said in an interview with the Saudi "Al-Arabiya" channel, which was seen by Shafak News Agency, that "the statement of the religious reference is important and at a critical moment in which it is keen on the homeland and the necessity of elections as a path for a peaceful transition and addressing the country's problems," stressing, "We must be ready to prevent the manipulators who They are stalking the electoral experience and trying to divert it from its true course.”
He added that "after twenty years of the current system of government, it must be recognized that there is a structural defect in the system of government," stressing "the need for real reform and the way to that is to appeal to the people."
Saleh also said, "I hope the boycotters will examine their choices," explaining that "the broad participation is a confirmation of the will of many Iraqis in the October movement that they want a homeland, and this is an opportunity to be participants in drawing the future map for the country."
He pointed out that "the electoral code of conduct presented by the Presidency of the Republic emphasizes respect for the results of the elections and not to violate them."
The Iraqi president stressed the necessity of "forming the new government as soon as possible after the elections," noting that "the situation cannot bear the delay, and the Iraqis are looking forward to starting to address their problems."
He also said, "In response to the October movement and the political and social forces, we formed in the Presidency of the Republic a large committee of constitutional scholars and presented a comprehensive paper on the amendments, and the new parliament will adopt them."
He pointed out that "electoral and financial corruption go hand in hand," warning that "political money manipulates the election results in order to bring corruption and be based on the country's order."
He explained that "the Presidency of the Republic submitted a bill to recover the proceeds of looted funds," adding, "We told friendly countries that you cooperate with us militarily, why not cooperate in recovering our money and preventing its smuggling."
He noted that "the Iranian-Saudi dialogue has achieved not a little progress," expressing his hope "for a great breakthrough and sustainable dialogue, because Iraq and the region need that, and Saudi Arabia and Iran are two major countries in the region."
He pointed out that "the relationship with America is an important one and we have common interests, and the relationship should not be determined by the military side, and we have a strategic dialogue that deals with the economic, political and cultural aspects."
And he indicated that "the relationship with Iran is important, culturally and socially rooted in history, long geographical borders, and many common interests."
He pointed out that "relations with the Arab depth have developed to a large extent," and the relationship with Saudi Arabia is an important one, stressing that "everyone recognizes that without a strong, stable and sovereign Iraq, Arab national security cannot be established."
He stressed that "Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria need to solve the problem of water and water quotas in a radical way."
The Iraqi president attributed "what happened in Afghanistan to the rapid collapse of the state system, despite the great military capabilities of the Afghan army in the face of ill-equipped groups, caused by corruption that erodes institutions, which left no legitimacy for the Afghan state."
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