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News number: 8812241225

17:26 | 2010-03-15

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Iraqi Politician:

Respect for Values Condition for Membership in National Alliance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the southern branch of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC) said that the National Alliance has prepared a detailed plan for managing Iraq's affairs, underlining that all those who respect the country's national interests and values can join the Alliance.



"The Iraqi National Alliance has no red line or difficult condition for accepting members from the different political streams except for certain strategic and national issues that must be respected by every Iraqi national," Seyed Forat al-Shar' told FNA on Monday.

Al-Shar' made the remarks after some members of the Iraqiya front, led by Iyad Allawi, showed willingness to joint other winners in the last week parliamentary elections in Iraq.

Al-Shar' added that the members of the Iraqi National Alliance should not act against the nation's interests and values or undermine national unity and territorial integrity.

Noting that the coalition has prepared a plan for governing the country, he reiterated that anyone willing to join the Iraqi National Alliance should remain loyal to the implementation of the plan.

Earlier on Saturday, an SIIC Advisor Mohsen al-Hakim had said that the Iraqi National Alliance has prepared a complete plan to form the future government of the country, and said that the group shares close ideas with its competitor the State of Law coalition.

"The Iraqi National Alliance and the State of Law coalitions are very close to each other mentally and in their plans and working systems," the Political Adviser of the SIIC head, Mohsen al-Hakim, said at the time.

Hakim assured that the Iraqi National Alliance will act upon its plan to make coalitions with other political streams, and expressed the hope that the future prime minister would put the plan into practice as it would lead to the progress and development of the country.

"Actually, the Iraqi National Alliance is ready to cooperate with anyone who feels practically bound by the implementation of the coalition's plan," Hakim added.

Noting that the Iraqi National Alliance is consulting will all participant groups in the elections and has not yet begun official negotiations with the State of Law Coalition, he reiterated that serious negotiations would start after the final results are announced.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition, the State of Law, edged ahead in a tight race in the country's parliamentary elections after partial results from all of Iraq's 18 provinces showed his bloc leading in seven -- two more than his chief rival. The early tally strengthens al-Maliki's chances of retaining the prime minister's post.