President Salih stresses importance of internal cohesion

Baghdad President of the Republic Barham Salih stressed the importance of strengthening internal political cohesion and stability on the principle of taking into account the sovereignty, security and independence of Iraq.

Salih stressed, during his meeting with the heads of the State of Law Coalition Nuri al-Maliki and Al-Fateh Coalition Hadi al-Amiri and former Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jubouri, rejection of the policy of axes and settling accounts, and to distance the country from being a springboard to attack any of the neighboring countries and the region.

He pointed out, according to a presidential statement, the need to adhere to the position of the Iraqi state with its various executive and legislative institutions rejecting the principle of war, and not to accept the country to be a battleground and rivalries for other countries, and joint action for peace and development and progress and regional cooperation, stressing: “The importance of waiting for the results of the ongoing investigation by the competent national authorities in the data of what has been exposed to weapons stores of the recent bombings, to come up with a unified position that preserves the rights of Iraq and enhances its security, independence and sovereignty.

He added that “strengthening national unity, strengthening the federal democratic system, rebuilding and providing services to citizens are among the current priorities of the Iraqi state,” pointing to the security situation and the movements of ISIS terrorist gangs and directing the competent authorities to take deterrent measures to deprive these gangs from catching their breath.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency