On October 16, 2017, “law enforcement” operations took place in the city of Kirkuk, and the main goal was to preserve the unity of Iraq and the Iraqis.
Neither narrow calculations nor ethnic prejudices were the motivation for this process; rather, it was dictated by the constitutional and national responsibility of Dr. Haider al-Abadi as Prime Minister and the primary executive responsible for the country’s conditions and destiny.
On this occasion, we call on all Iraqis for unity, coexistence, adherence to the constitution, and shared interests. Destiny is one, and existence, interests, and sovereignty cannot be achieved except with national solidarity.
The world is witnessing more turmoil, and the region is burdened by its explosive crises. We, as Iraqis, cannot confront the challenges and preserve our security, interests, and sovereignty except through unity and making the Iraqi interest and serving the citizens the criterion, not narrow partisan or sectarian interest.