The text of the statement of the Supreme Religious Authority regarding the current situation in Iraq.

The representative of the supreme religious authority read during the sermon of the Friday prayer of the 14th Jumada Ula 1441 AH corresponding to January 10, 2020, held at the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) the text received from the office of the supreme religious authority in Najaf.

His Eminence Sayed Ahmad al-Safi said: Dear brothers and sisters ... I read to you the text received from the office of his eminence Sayed al-Sistani in Najaf:

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

In times of adversity, there is an urgent need for cooperation and solidarity, and this can only be achieved with the willingness of all parties to give up their own interests and favor public interests.

Dealing in a mode of domination by the various parties, each of which possesses an aspect of power, influence and potential, and the attempt of each of them to impose their vision on the rest, will lead to the persistence of the crisis and its difficulty in solving the solution, and therefore everyone may come out of it as losers, and the biggest loss will be of the country and the general people who are not part of the current internal and external conflicts, as they are more concerned with the security and stability of their country and the preservation of its independence and sovereignty, and the provision of a free and dignified life for them and their children.

The serious attacks and repeated violations of Iraqi sovereignty that occurred in recent days, with the apparent weakness of the authorities concerned in protecting the country and its people from these attacks and violations, are part of the repercussions of the current crisis, and everyone is required to think carefully about the situation if it is not treated, due to the insistence on some positions and the refusal to budge on it. It is expected that this will exacerbate the problems in its various security, political, economic and social aspects, and allow others to have more interference in the affairs of the country and seize the opportunity to achieve their ambitions in it.

Everyone’s sense of national responsibility and translating this feeling into influential positions in a solution to the current crisis, in response to the requirements of reform in accordance with the map that has been repeatedly talked about, is the right way out of this crisis if it is to end with an acceptable result, after all the great sacrifices made by the people of this country in various Fronts and arenas.

It is enough suffering for the people from wars, tribulations and adversity at various levels for decades, under the previous regimes and even the current system, so the concerned parties have to rise to the level of national responsibility and do not waste the opportunity to reach an inclusive vision for the future of this people, in which they will enjoy what the parents dreamed and was not achieved for the children to this day, which is for Iraq to be a master of its own, ruled by its children, and there is no role for strangers in its decisions. The judgment in it is based on the will of the people and is a rational ruling that works to serve all citizens, regardless of their national and religious affiliations, and provides them with a decent life and happy life in honor and safety, and is this a lot for this dear country? With his bright minds and enormous potential?!

We ask God Almighty to pay everyone and grant them success in this path. He is the most Merciful.
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