Iraqi President: We remember the courageous stands in the face of oppression and dictatorship, as well as in galvanizing the public support to correct the political trajectory in order to meet Iraqi citizens' demands

2021/02/19

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Mohammad Sadiq al-Sadr and his two Sons (They rest in peace). He pointed out the attitudes and the ideals that Grand Ayatollah al-Sadr had given his life for, to be continued when he fought against oppression and dictatorship.
Today, there is a greater need to step up our efforts, bring all position together and galvanize the public support in order to promote Iraq's security and its sovereignty as well as bringing stability and peace to its people, President Salih said, where there, policy adjustment and course correction for the political trajectory that would meet the Iraqis' demands to live a life of freedom and dignity, is a matter of critical importance to the Iraqis. To do so, we have to establish a state having strong institutions and promoting the values of tolerance and solidarity among various components of Iraqi people, he added.
The text of the condolences follows:
On the anniversary of the martyrdom of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Mohammad Sadiq al-Sadr and his two sons (They rest in peace), we mark the stories of heroism, the eternal values and good deeds that had been given by the Grand Ayatollah al-Sadr through his life when he was fighting against dictatorship.
With deep sense of pride and appreciation, we recall the honorable attitudes and the ideals that Grand Ayatollah al-Sadr had given his life for, to be continued when he fought against oppression and dictatorship, to uphold the principles of freedom and justice and to galvanize the public support for rebuilding and developing Iraq.
Al-Sadr's good character and his march towards getting freedom, as he struggled against the dictatorship, call upon all of us to step up our collective efforts to maintain Iraq's security and its sovereignty for having a strong and a capable State. This meant Iraq will be able to lay the foundations of peace and stability for all Iraqi people and work towards correcting the country's political trajectory, thereby meeting Iraqi people's will and their demands.
We do believe that there should be a coordination of all efforts and synergy among all Iraqi components to build a State having strong institutions and promoting the values of tolerance and solidarity among its citizens.
As al- Sadr martyr faced the most of extreme dictatorship by saying the truth in the face of dictatorship and expressing word of freedom, we have to do our task, at this critical juncture of Iraq's history, which is to strengthen our national unity to take action against anyone trying to undermine and threaten Iraq's security and its stability. Furthermore, action should be taken to better serve the Iraqis, and their demands to live a life of freedom and dignity have to be met.
May God have mercy on the Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammad Mohammad Sadiq al-Sadr and his two sons, and on all the Martyrs of Iraq.
May God bless Iraq and save its people from devil's harm.
May peace be with you.
Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq.

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