Baghdad (NINA) – Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), Ammar al-Hakeem, warned from inserting national values and Iraqis' constitutional rights into current political crisis, such as threatening to use the right for federalism as pressure factor to achieve political gains.
In his speech at the weekly cultural forum on Wednesday, May 30, Hakeem said, "Some call for federalism as pressure factor during time of crisis and criticize it calling it mean to divide Iraq when crisis ends."
Hakeem described demands for federalism, being a constitutional right, at one time and describing it mean to divide Iraq on another as "double standards", he stressed the, "necessity not to insert national and ethnical disputes into political problematic." Such insertion "harms the country's security and stability." He warned from taking conflicts to the street."
Hakeem called on all to act wisely; he considered current crisis of being chronic political complex that prevents reaching a solution.
He objected to solutions that make politicians win and citizens loose; renewing his call on political blocs to be flexible and make reciprocal concessions and go for serious dialogue. / End.