Iraqis celebrate the 91st National Day
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Baghdad: Muhammad Al-Ansari
Yesterday, Tuesday (October 3), the Iraqis celebrated the 91st National Day of the Republic of Iraq, which coincides with Iraq’s deliverance from the British mandate and its acceptance as the first independent Arab country in the “League of Nations.” While he pointed out that this honorable process requires strengthening... Uniting and achieving the aspirations of our people, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani affirmed that on its National Day, Iraq will remain a pillar of stability, security and prosperity in the region and the world, and a bridge where civilizations and cultures converge. Yesterday, Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented rare documents from the archives of the League of Nations in Geneva, on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq.
The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Gamal Rashid, said in a tweet on the “x” website:
He added, "This honorable march requires strengthening solidarity to consolidate security and stability, protect national gains, and achieve the aspirations of our people for construction and progress."
The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, received a congratulatory telegram from the Jordanian King, King Abdullah II, on the occasion of the Iraqi National Day.
The Jordanian "Petra" agency reported that the Jordanian king expressed in the telegram, in his name and in the name of the people of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its government, his warmest congratulations and sincere fraternal feelings on this occasion, asking God, Blessed and Almighty, to "return it to the Iraqi president while he enjoys good health and wellness, and to the people." The brotherly Iraqi people will achieve more progress and prosperity.”
For his part, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, congratulated the Iraqi people on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq, and said in a statement: “On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq, I extend to the people of our dear country, with all their components, and in every place, and to all the national forces and constitutional bodies, with my most sincere Expressions of congratulations and blessings, accompanied by prayers to the Almighty God to preserve our country, dear, invincible, and lofty at all times.”
He pointed out that "Iraq has always been a land radiant with the meanings of civilization for the entire world, just as it was the spot where history was made and where humanity recorded its steps towards progress. Therefore, the emergence of the modern Iraqi state and its accession to the League of Nations came as a continuation of this effective civilizational and cultural dynamism." And the influencer.”
He added: “On its National Day, Iraq will remain a pillar of stability, security, and prosperity in the region and the world, and a bridge where civilizations and cultures converge. Iraqis will remain skilled makers of peace and tranquility, and staunch fighters against darkness and backwardness, and in this sense, we will continue to work to make Iraq the goal.” The goal takes precedence over every consideration and rises above every necessity.”
The Prime Minister issued two directives to the Traffic Directorate on the occasion of Iraqi National Day.
The directorate said in a statement: “The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, ordered the exemption of violators from vehicle drivers during this day, while opening the green zone to citizens until dawn,” indicating that “this came in celebration of the Iraqi National Day,” and the directorate called for “ Vehicle drivers so that they do not intentionally violate, in order to preserve their safety and the safety of citizens celebrating the holiday.”
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asoumi, congratulated the Republic of Iraq, the president, government, parliament, and people, on the occasion of the National Day.
In his congratulatory text, Al-Asomi expressed his hope that Iraq would achieve greater security, stability and development in a way that fulfills the aspirations of the honorable Iraqi people for progress, development and prosperity.
First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, called for supporting the modern democratic experience to set an example for other peoples.
Al-Mandalawi said in a statement: “We extend our sincere congratulations and blessings to our honorable Iraqi people, on the anniversary of the birth of the most noble of creatures and the most generous of people, the Prophet of Mercy Muhammad (may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family), and his grandson Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq (peace be upon him), which this year coincides with the 91st historical anniversary of the Day of Iraqi national independence, its liberation from the British mandate, and the country’s official entry into the League of Nations as an independent, sovereign state.”
He added, "Our National Day was and will remain a source of inspiration for our people and all the peoples of the world who reject colonialism and subordination and who made sacrifices in order to live under the banner of freedom," calling for "supporting the modern democratic experience to set an example for other peoples."
The Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Jabr Al-Maliki, also congratulated the Iraqi people on the occasion, wishing more development and prosperity for all the Iraqi people.
Al-Maliki said: “Today comes an occasion dear to the hearts of all Iraqis, which is the National Day of the Republic of Iraq, which prompts us to look forward to a bright future in which wishes for a prosperous, secure, and stable Iraq are fulfilled, in which all its people live in peace, love, and brotherhood. On this occasion, our efforts today are focused, based on our responsibilities, on
developing The agricultural sector, developing it and providing all means of support to all farmers and peasants in all governorates of Iraq.
Foreign Ministry Archives
Yesterday, Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented rare documents from the League of Nations archives in Geneva, on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq.
The Ministry stated in a statement: “The General Assembly of the League of Nations agreed on October 3, 1932, to accept Iraq as a member of the League of Nations based on the application for accession submitted by the Kingdom of Iraq at the time and signed by former Prime Minister Nouri Pasha Al-Saeed, on July 12, 1932, making Iraq the first An Arab country joined this international organization at that time.” The Ministry explained, “The documents of the General Assembly of the League of Nations indicate that acceptance of Iraq’s accession to it came after Iraq gained the components of a state, which are represented by international recognition and the existence of an independent government capable of running the affairs of the state and managing it in a regular manner, preserving its unity and independence, and maintaining security throughout it.” The state has sufficient financial resources to meet its government expenses, has laws, a judicial organization, and fixed borders, and Iraq has pledged to respect its international obligations.”
She continued, "Iraq was the first country to join the League of Nations in accordance with Article (22) of the League of Nations era regarding mandate and mandate, after it became eligible to exit the British mandate state in which it was placed after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire."
Meetings and Tweets
In a related context, the head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, received in his office the Ambassador of the United States of America, Elena Romanski, who at the beginning of the meeting offered congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq, wishing the Iraqi people further progress and prosperity.
Al-Maliki stressed, according to a statement by his media office, that “Iraq aspires to balanced relations with all countries of the world whose basis is cooperation and respect for common interests.”
Romanski congratulated Iraq on its National Day, October 3, and said in a tweet on the “X” platform: “I wish all Iraqis a happy National Day, and a coming year full of peace and prosperity.”
She added, "I look forward to continuing our work together on our shared priorities and strengthening the ties between our peoples, the comprehensive US-Iraqi partnership."
The head of the National State Forces Alliance, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, said in a statement on the occasion: “On this day we celebrate the National Day of our proud Iraq, and we are proud of our deep roots and our history rich in challenges and victories. It is a day that reminds us of the sacrifices of our ancestors and the steadfastness of the generations that lived, suffered and sacrificed for the independence of this country.” .
He added, "On this dear occasion, we renew our commitment to unity, solidarity, and the common pursuit of a bright future for our country and our people, and we call on everyone to work diligently to build a strong Iraq with security, peace, and stability, with all its citizens enjoying equal opportunities and a free and dignified life. We wish our Iraq and our people happiness and prosperity, every year, Iraq and its people.” Very well.”
The head of the Al-Azm Alliance also congratulated Muthanna Al-Samarrai on the occasion of National Day, and stressed that it is an opportunity to enhance joint work between the national forces to achieve the aspirations of Iraqis for a better life.
Al-Samarrai said in a blog post on the “X” platform, “My sincerest congratulations and blessings on the occasion of National Day, wishing our great Iraq further development and prosperity, and our honorable people security, peace and stability. It is an occasion to enhance joint action between national forces to achieve the aspirations of Iraqis for a better life.”
The Secretary-General of the Ajyal Gathering, Representative Muhammad Saadoun Al-Sayhud, congratulated the sons of our zealous Iraqi people on National Independence Day, praising the heroism of his zealous sons in facing internal and external challenges.
Al-Sayhoud stated in a statement, “Independence Day is nothing but an embodiment of national unity with a historical stance in which the Iraqis demonstrated their authentic cohesion, far from national or religious affiliation,” indicating that “the mouthpiece of the Iraqis says: We are ready to face changes and various challenges, inspired by our long history and values.” well-established, leading to success and honorable achievements.”
Member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Representative Youssef Al-Kalabi, said in a tweet on the “X” platform: “On this historic day, we remember the positions of the rational authority and the ancient clans that had the fundamental role on Independence Day.”
Al-Kalabi added, “Therefore, I sincerely call for the reinstatement of the (Council of Notables) and giving our tribal figures the role they deserve in maintaining the balance that has been absent for years.. I will work with my colleagues to revive this council.”
The Media and Communications Commission had previously called on media and press institutions to intensify efforts to show the importance of commemorating the Iraqi National Day.
The Commission stated in a statement, “On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Iraq, which falls on the third of October of each year, the Communications and Media Commission calls on all media institutions to intensify media and journalistic efforts and address different programming styles that show the importance of this anniversary and this major event in the history of the Iraqi state.” At the international level, it is the day on which the General Assembly of the League of Nations agreed to accept Iraq as a member, to be an Iraqi national holiday.
She added: “We hope that his memory will be exploited by the media for the benefit of the nation and the people by adopting concepts that consolidate the values of citizenship among the public, establish acceptance of peaceful coexistence under the umbrella of the state, and spread a culture of tolerance and rejection of violence and extremism.”
According to the statement, the Commission called on media institutions to “broadcast national anthems that strengthen the unity and cohesion of the Iraqi people.”
The Council of Ministers designated October 3 as an official holiday in the country to commemorate the day of Iraq’s declaration of independence from the British mandate and its accession to the League of Nations, on October 3, 1932. A
. Political analyst Dr. Talib Muhammad Karim said, in an interview with “Al-Sabah”: “ National Day is the great carnival in which the peoples of the world celebrate, which enhances feelings of patriotism, love of the homeland, peaceful coexistence, and the consecration of the concept of citizenship.
He added, "We as citizens are supposed to invest this great occasion in reviewing ourselves and knowing our feelings, which are represented in the totality of our daily behaviors, and their interaction with the concept of the democratic state that was established thanks to the blood of the martyrs and the great sacrifices made by the great Iraqi people." Karim stressed that it is “a great opportunity to produce a culture that is compatible with the modern concepts of a democratic state whose mission is to respect human rights and provide services that preserve the citizen’s dignity and daily life.”
For his part, the journalist, Dr. Jawad Al-Aqabi, stated in an interview with “Al-Sabah” that “National Day represents feelings of love and belonging to the concepts of patriotism and peaceful coexistence, between the people of the country from the north to the south, and it is a call for love and an opportunity that must be invested by all the people to join hands.” And building the nation.”
He continued: "Everyone must work on the fact that the spirit of cohesion and solidarity among all components of the Iraqi people continues to prevail in the country and its people, who have recorded the most amazing heroics in defending their land and all of their people. Therefore, National Day is a call to everyone for synergy, love and solidarity."
The Iraqi people celebrate National Day on October 3, with the declaration of Iraq’s independence from the British Mandate and its joining the League of the United Nations in 1932.
Celebrating National Day is an opportunity for the Iraqi people to express their love and pride in their homeland, and to strengthen the patriotic spirit and national unity among all members of society.
After Britain occupied Iraq during World War I, it began managing its affairs under the Sykes-Picot Agreement with France in 1916. In 1920, a popular revolution broke out against the British mandate, forcing Britain to change its policy and agree to the formation of a temporary government for Iraq. In 1921, Faisal bin Al Hussein was installed as King of Iraq, and in 1930 a treaty was signed between Iraq and Britain that included the withdrawal of British forces from Iraqi territory within two years, and the establishment of independent diplomatic and political relations between the two countries. On October 3, 1932, Iraq officially became an independent state and joined the League of Nations. As the first Arab country.
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