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New Calls for Iraq Dialouge
Jun 19, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls for dialogue in Iraq as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki turned to Shiite volunteers to hold the line against advancing Sunni militants. He said, there is a real risk of further sectarian violence on a massive scale, within Iraq and beyond its borders. The UN chief suggested that the Iraqi government was partly to blame for the rise of extremist groups such as the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

He urged Nuri al-Maliki—a Shiite Islamist—to start an inclusive dialogue with all the country’s groups, and that Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds should be able to live together harmoniously.

Ban’s warning was echoed by the prime minister of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Nechirvan Barzani, who said that any solution must be a political one addressing the grievances of the country’s Sunni minority. Sunnis in Iraq say they have been targeted in mass arrest campaigns and are victimized by sweeping laws against terrorism and against members of former ruler Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.

ISIL militants have been joined in their attacks on security forces by other Sunni fighters, including groups linked to the Baath Party. Fugitive former Sunni vice president Tarek al-Hashimi has described the unrest as a popular revolution that all elements of the Iraqi people share in. This is not only ISIL, it is a result of the wrong policy in Baghdad vis-a-vis the Sunni area. It is about all the Sunni community—they feel neglected.

Earlier Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had called for volunteers to join security forces in battling the militants after the fall of Mosul, a call which was later repeated by a spokesman for the country’s main Shiite religious authority, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.



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