Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iraqi Leaders Call for National Unity

Iraqi Shia and Sunni leaders met tonight in Baghdad and called for national unity in the wake of ISIL advances in the country. Their spokesman, former premier Ibrahim al-Jafari, flanked by Prime Ninister Nuri al-Maliki, former speaker of parliament Osama al-Nujaifi, and head of SIIC Ammar al-Hakim and others leaders, said after a closed-door meeting that “defending the state and protecting its sovereignty and dignity” is the priority. He added that internal political process, presumably between Shias, Sunnis and Kurds, would be “under review.”

Photo credit: Iraqi leaders calling for national unity. Baghdad, 17 June 2014. (Twitter/@zaidbenjamin)


Mark Pyruz said...

Good find, was looking for this photo subject to be posted online.

They appear grim and uncomfortable. Looks like Hakim has switched back to religious robes from the woodland camo BDUs he donned last week.

Anonymous said...

This is just another example that religion and politics doesn't mix. These people will never learn. Iran must become secular and banish religion out of politics and meddling into private lives of Iranians. Iran has learned this the hard way.