Barham Salih confirms that Iraq is going through an exceptional circumstance, and Al-Kazemi warns of "a fire that burns everyone"
Saleh said in a speech during a memorial ceremony in memory of the departure of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, followed by Shafak News Agency, that "our country is going through an exceptional, delicate circumstance that is not without dangers, and that we all have a historical, national and moral responsibility in bridging the national ranks to get out of the current crisis, and to begin Building a capable and effective state that protects the interests of the country, enhances its sovereignty, and ensures the safety of its citizens.
He added, "We succeeded in overcoming many problems and we were able to move the country from an address of conflict to an address for countries and peoples of the region to converge on security, peace, stability and economic development. There are many common challenges facing the countries of the region, and they will not be answered except through joint cooperation."
In turn, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said during the same ceremony, "The late Jalal Talabani is a great national figure, and we are in dire need of the patience and wisdom of the late Talabani and his ability to contain crises and bring views closer."
He added, "The courage of dialogue, the principle of goodwill, quiet diplomacy, and avoiding hardening of positions were the tools of Mam Jalal and the road map that he laid down to resolve crises."
He continued, "We live in a time when values and morals have vanished in the world of politics, and the language of accusation and treason has prevailed over the language of calm and dialogue to reach a solution."
Al-Kazemi stressed that "dialogue is our only way to resolve the crisis, otherwise the fire will burn everyone," noting that "the real courage is in preserving the interests of Iraqis, their security and social peace."
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