Maliki: Iraq resolved all outstanding files with the UN, Arab States

22/03/2012 16:28:00

Baghdad (NINA) – Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki stressed “Iraq is witnessing these days development in its relations with the countries of the world, especially the Arab ones.”

He said “Iraq was able to settle all outstanding files, both with the United Nations or the Arab countries. Hosting Baghdad Arab Summit is a proof of the return of Iraq to the Arab surroundings.”

A statement issued by Maliki’s office quoted him as saying during a meeting with a number of notables and tribal Sheikhs of Baghdad today “throughout history and every time Iraq experiences harsh phase; its sons of tribal Sheikhs, scholars, and intellectuals face up to those challenges.

Maliki said that “Iraq is still a target and there are countries that are afraid from Iraq’s return to its previous policies, armed and aims at targeting its neighbors and brothers, but, we say that this image is over and Iraq today is seeking to establish good relations with everyone.”

Maliki called on the tribes to “support the security services and maintain the bond between all segments of society, because this stage is important and will be an important part of the stages of rebuilding Iraq.”