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Abadi approves holding Baghdad Sunni conference in July

Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister Haide al-Abadi has approved holding a Sunni conference in July that is likely to be attended by wanted political figures, the Iraqi Forces Coalition announced on Sunday.  

In a press statements, Khaled al-Mafraji, an Iraqi Forces Coalition MP, said that official invitations have been sent to a number of ministries, National Iraqi Alliance and Kurdistan Region's leadership, political figures and tribes' leaders and diplomatic missions' officials.  

Al-Mafraji stated that the conference will discuss stabilization of liberated areas from ISIS, stressing that it aims at fighting terrorism and strengthening national unity and reconciliation. 

The parliamentary foreign affairs committee has denied any international pressures on the Iraqi government to allow wanted prominent political figures to participate in the Sunni conference that will be held at mid-July in Baghdad. 

Abadi's stance was clear as he decided not to interfere in the judicial system's decisions, Mohamed Abd Rabbou, a member of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said in press statements, excluding reaching any settlements by political parties. 

It was reported in June that 74 people were invited to attend the conference, including prominent names who escaped from Iraq after the Iraqi judiciary issued arrest warrants against them under the Maliki government (2006-2014), including Tariq al-Hashemi, Rafea al-Issawi, Ethel al-Nujaifi, Ali al-Hatim al-Sulaiman and Saad al-Bazzaz, and others. 
Last Modified: Sunday، 09 July 2017 10:55 AM