New political umbrella for the resistance in Iraq
Iraq, Politics, 6/30/2005
The former Iraqi minister of electricity Ayham al-Samerai' announced the formation of a new political entity under the name "the national council for the unity and building up of Iraq." This gathering includes representatives for the Iraqi resistance groups, civil society movements, as well as independent and tribal political figures.
Al-Samerai' said in the constituent statement for the council in Baghdad that the formation of the political gathering came for "stopping doubts over the impossibility of political Iraqi resistance and its inability to show its political face."
He indicated that the aim of the council in political work will concentrate on clear commitment to issues of destiny for the Iraqis, and mobilizing the potentials of all sides rallying under its umbrella, to defend the rights of the Iraqis, including their legitimate rights to liberating their lands from "occupation" by all possible means.
Al-Samerai' explained that the national council gives up terrorism by all its forms and makes a distinction between it and resisting occupation. He called on the Iraqi government to recognize resistance and negotiate with it.
He added that the new political bloc will monitor human rights violations carried out in the country by foreign forces and the Iraqi forces and reactivating the role of civil society organizations in this regard.
"The National Council For Building Up And Unity Of Iraq" calls for desolving the armed militias without exception, and the reforming of the army and the dissolved Iraqi security forces.
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The commission's media office said that an American force backed by one helicopter broke into the house of Sheikh Daher Khamis al-Dari and transported him together with his four sons, Hareth, Abdul Rahman, Abdul latif and Ali, by helicopter to unidentified destination.
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