Spokesman says Iraqiya will not allowregime meddling and condemns Maliki’s assault against Ashraf

The spokesman of al-Iraqiya announced the positions of the bloc on Monday, a day after the grouping held a significant session, according to al-Baghdadiya TV.

Heydar Molla highlighted Iraqiya’s positions on national reconciliation, agreements with other factions for forming a government, rejection of Nouri al-Maliki’s bid for a second term, and pressures imposed by Maliki against Camp Ashraf at the behest of the Iranian regime.


Molla said Iraqiya will not back down from its attempt to establish a national reconciliation around the principle of distribution of powers. “We oppose the political ?sectarian project and we would not possibly allow the Iranian regime to meddle in Iraqi affairs.”

He added, “Today, (troops of) Mr. Maliki opened fire on members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who are refugees in Iraq, in order to present the Iranian regime with a gift and to reaffirm his alliance.” “We are saying that alliances have to be formed on the basis of the inclinations of Iraqis and not the Iranian regime’s or any other government’s. The new government must be the outcome of realities in Iraq, and there should be a national agreement for the ?premiership.”

Molla said Iraqiya relies on the rights of the people and is trying to form a permanent government soon. “This is especially urgent as we see the interests of Iraq and its people being bought and sold in neighboring countries, including Syria, Jordan and Iran as a way to stick to power.”

Molla added that, “Iraqiya is working for a plan that preserves the rights of Iraqis and ?that sends a positive message about the peaceful transfer of power.”

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