Iyad Allawi: We will not allow the return or establishment of any unilateral dictatorial regime in Iraq

Iyad Allawi: We will not allow the return or establishment of any unilateral dictatorial regime in Iraq

2023-05-31 03:59

Iyad Allawi - We will not allow the return or establishment of any unilateral dictatorial regime in IraqShafaq News/ The leader of the National Coalition, Iyad Allawi, expressed, on Wednesday, his rejection of the return of what he called the dictatorial regime and the monopoly of power in the country, after Jordan granted the “Arab Socialist Baath Party” a license to practice political activity on its territory, which angered most of the Shiite political parties in Iraq. .

Allawi said in a statement today: “Saddam’s regime was a dictatorship and unilateralism, which called on a vanguard of patriotic Iraqis, including from within the Baath Party and others from outside, to confront the regime at the time because of its repressive policies and abuse of power for suspicious interests and wills that plunged Iraq into bloody internal and external wars, such as the war on Iran and then Kuwait.” And the wars with the Kurds, as the regime liquidated a large number of patriotic and opposition figures, once again among its victims were important members of the Baath Party at the time, seeking to seize and monopolize power, in addition to trying to split the Arab ranks. At that time, the regime reconciled and brought points of view closer between Jordan under the leadership of King Hussein bin Abdullah, may God rest his soul, and the Palestinian brothers. It worked to escalate the dispute between them, claiming that the aim of the moves was to overthrow his regime in Iraq.

He stressed that the Iraqi people paid dearly in confronting Saddam’s regime, including the Ba’athists, adding: It was assumed that after the fall of the dictatorial regime, a new page would be launched for Iraq, unifying the people and unleashing their capabilities and seeking the country’s safety, unity and sovereignty, respecting citizenship and the equality of honorable citizens, but the opposite happened. Which left Iraq divided and its people in contradiction due to political isolation, marginalization, exclusion and quotas, and the country entered into various conflicts and disputes, at one time a Shiite-Shiite conflict and at other times a Kurdish-Kurdish conflict and a third Sunni-Sunni, and labels such as minorities and quotas emerged that dominated the name of citizenship that every Iraqi believes in Free and honorable, these policies distanced Iraq from its Arab surroundings, and allowed countries to blatantly interfere in its internal affairs through cheap and shameless methods.

Allawi added, “Our main goal was to build a democratic Iraq in which all its people enjoy security, stability, and prosperity, and to establish a political system based on the foundations of justice, equality, and the rule of law, and that preserves the rights of citizenship, but the blatant external interventions obstructed this national project and stood against it. Therefore, there is no fear, as some imagine.” From recalling the past, the political process is doing what is necessary, with great regret, and our people revolted in the face of tyranny at that time and will not accept, as some claim, the return of dictatorship as long as it exists, and the alternative to current policies is in the hands of extremism from some forces according to the scientific basis. For every action there is a stronger reaction than expected in the opposite direction. .

He continued by saying: Today, after all the sacrifices we have made, we will remain on our principles, and we will strive with honest national forces and personalities to correct the path and achieve the state of citizenship, and we will not allow the return or establishment of any unilateral dictatorial regime.

Dozens of people took to the Iraqi capital, yesterday morning, with angry demonstrations to protest against the Jordanian authorities’ allowing the “Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party” to carry out its political activities on its territory, calling on the Iraqi government to take the necessary measures against Amman.

In turn, the head of the “Committee of Martyrs, Political Prisoners and Sacrifices,” Hassan Salem, who joined the crowds of protesters, said, addressing the remnants of the Baath Party: “The Baath Party’s card has been burned and gone, and if you think of returning, you will meet with bodies and recruited soldiers to crush you.”

In July 2016, the Iraqi parliament approved a draft law banning the Baath Party, dissolved entities, parties, and racist, terrorist, and takfiri activities.

The party ruled for nearly four decades in Iraq, most of this period confronting the top of the pyramid of power, former President Saddam Hussein, before the United States of America and its allies overthrew him in the third Gulf War in 2003.

The Baath regime during the era of “Hussein” committed many crimes that were classified by the competent criminal court in Iraq as “genocide crimes”, and it ruled that the late president and officials close to him be sentenced to the death penalty by hanging until death.