Introduction to Iraq
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Ahmed Abdel Hussein
The participation of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, his speech there, and the individual dialogues he conducted with the heads of delegations, as a whole, constituted very significant topics to highlight the importance of the position that Iraq should have, and the role that was absent from it for a long time due to regional tensions. And international, and because of the fragility of the internal Iraqi political situation, which has been plagued over the past years by crises that do not extinguish until they flare up again.
The countries of the world that the Prime Minister addressed in his speech the day before yesterday know that Iraq had a strong hand against them that cannot be forgotten, when it stood alone against the most brutal terrorist attack launched on a country in history. Thanks to the blood of its people and the steadfastness of its people, ISIS gangs evaporated after they had spread their black shadow over a third of the country. Had it not been for this Iraqi valor, the face of the entire world would have been different, many maps in the region would have changed, and the balance of power in the world would have changed.
This is a price that Iraq must fulfill in its entirety, undiminished, and before that, the material and symbolic residues that Saddam’s regime planted in people’s minds and according to which the common, traditional image of Iraq was formed, must end forever. This is a false image that must be erased.
Saddam's crimes against his citizens, his neighbors, and the world placed heavy burdens on Iraq's neck, and the time has come to lift these burdens after Iraq confronted terrorism on behalf of the world and won.
Iraq today may not be completely healthy, politically and economically, for known reasons, but it is no longer an enemy to anyone, nor a factor of concern to anyone, and is not included in an axis against another, and it has fulfilled its obligation to the world in full, without compromise. It is unfair and unfair for Iraq's voice to remain muted because of a dark past that has ended irrevocably.
Iraq needs the world as much as the world needs it. This tone of clarity was present in the Prime Minister’s speech as well as in his meetings and statements. I believe that he conveyed to the world the fact that the frightening stereotype that was imprinted in the minds of Iraq is no longer its true image.
There is another peaceful Iraq that wants to rise from its decline, and the world must get to know it again.
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