This conference convened by national and Islamic Iraqi powers, resistance groups, figures, elites and tribal chieftains aims at driving the attention of the international community towards the suffering undergone by the Iraqi people.
An American EA-6B Prowler coming from Iraq landed on the flight deck of the carrier George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. Credit Hasan Jamali/Associated Press
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“Sanction is given unto those who fight because they have been wronged; and Allah is indeed Able to give them victory” (22:39)
Amman Conference Closing Statement
The situation in Iraq today is worsening. Contemplating the state of that wounded country the following image illustrates:
Foreign influence continues in Iraq. Security failure is growing. More citizen lives are claimed. Discrimination and exclusion intensifies with an outreach extending to cover all people of Iraq, wrongly and aggressively. Prisons are filled with hundreds of thousands of detainees, subjected to all kinds of torture. Executions are being carried out outside the scope of judiciary or through politicised courts. The state of institutions is absent. The phenomenon of militias continues to grow. The threat to divide and disintegrate the country is manifest. Arbitrary laws are issued, such as the law on terrorism and the law on questioning and justice. Corruption and looting of public funds is escalating. Citizens continue to suffer from critical lack of services and basic needs in result of the government’s failure and incapacity to achieve national reconciliation.
This dreadful and frustrating image has pushed the Iraqi people to demonstrate and to protest peacefully throughout the year. The government, however, targeted the sites of their peaceful demonstrations with heavy weaponry and committed horrific massacres against them, such as in al-Hawija, al-Falujah and Diyala. This forced them to resort to armed rebellion in self-defence.
This conference convened by national and Islamic Iraqi powers, resistance groups, figures, elites and tribal chieftains aims at driving the attention of the international community towards the suffering undergone by the Iraqi people. It also aims at calling on the international community to provide the necessary support to their legitimate rebellion that aims at saving Iraq and the region from an unknown future and unfavourable consequences, in a similar manner to that of the support rendered to our Syrian brethren in their revolution against a regime which, in turn, has treated its people with injustice and exclusion.
We corroborate that this conference seeks to work towards the integration of unanimous efforts and to pursue the common aspirations of the Iraqi people.
The conference objectives include:
First: To confirm the integrity of Iraq, rejecting all calls on dividing the country under any pretext or title.
Second: To support the people’s revolution and demands which arose from within Iraq, having achieved great things.
Third: To reject the formation of ‘Awakening’ groups, or any forces under any title, to fight against the rebels.
Fourth: To seek the convening of a public national meeting that represents all Iraqi groups and parties, with the aim of discussing the future of a new Iraq that prospers under the well-being of its people; an Iraq that would be peaceful with its own people, its neighbours and the world.
Fifth: To seek Arab and international support and aid for the rebels.
Sixth: To call on the international community to suspend their support for the current [Iraqi] government, to take responsibility for protecting the detainees held in Iraqi prisons and to protect the civilians who are being bombed and targeted every day.
Seventh: To call on the international community to support the displaced families in Iraq.
Eighth: To agree on holding the next conference as soon as possible.
In conclusion, we wish to extend our deep thanks and gratitude to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for hosting this conference.