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Mainstream, VOL LII No 26, June 21, 2014

Iraqi Communist Party’s Call

Saturday 21 June 2014

The following are excerpts from a statement on the crisis in Iraq issued by the Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party in Baghdad on June 10, 2014.

It is truly the battle of the homeland that is now being threatened. Political, material, logistic and military prerequisites must be provided to stop the expansion of this malignant cancer. Terrorism is targeting all, and it has no religion or denomination or nationality, and it wants to finish off the political process in our country and return it back to the days of tyranny and obscurantism.

Terrorism is the enemy of all. Our people, of various nationalities, religions and sects, and of all ideological and political affiliations, should be aware of the reality of the dangers and beware of falling into what Da’ish (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—ISIS) and the regional and international powers standing behind it are planning, with the aim of destabilising national unity and stirring up sectarian strife and narrow nationalist and chauvinist tendencies.

We in the Iraqi Communist Party, while condemning terrorism in all its forms and mani-festations, renew our full support and unlimited backing for the military and security forces, and call upon all the political blocs and parties, whether in power or outside, to meet imme-diately and conduct an urgent national dialogue. This should consider ways of confron-ting effectively the forces of evil, aggression and crime, defeating the terrorists, and providing political, material and moral support for the armed forces in the ongoing battle, in addition to sound management of the overall security policy.

Attention must also be paid to the citizens, ensuring their safety and sparing them the consequences of military battles, and providing urgent humanitarian aid for hundreds of displaced families.

Let us all stand against terrorism and its barbaric forces, and let us work to defeat it speedily.

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