The anti-occupation Iraqi patriotic forces met in Um al-Qura Mosque
on February 15, 2005 to discuss the present situation and its
implications on all levels. The participants discussed proposals
aiming at restoring Iraq's full independence, unity and sovereignty.
The participant forces proclaim that they deal with the national
reconciliation, which they were the first to call for since the
beginning of the occupation, and with the writing of the
constitution, on the basis of what follows:
1) A clear, precise, public, and binding under international
guarantees, timetable for the withdrawal of the occupation troops
from Iraq in all their aspects and forms.
2) Abolition of the principle of repartition according to sectarian,
racial or ethnic lines, and adoption of the principle of citizenship
and equality in rights and duties in front of the law.
3) Acknowledgement of the principle of the right of the Iraqi people
to reject occupation; recognition of the Iraqi resistance and its
legitimate right to defend its country and its resources; rejection
of terrorism which takes aim at innocent Iraqis, facilities and
institutions of public utility, and places of worship, mosques,
husseiniyyat, churches and all holy places.
4) Since the elections that took place lacked legitimacy due to the
fact that they were based on the Administrative Law, lacked legal
and security conditions, were boycotted by a large number of people
and rigged, the administration that will result from these elections
does not have the right to conclude any agreement or treaty
infringing on Iraq's sovereignty, the unity of its people, its land
and its economy, and the preservation of its riches.
5) Adoption of democracy and election as the only option for the
transfer of power, and the preparation of conditions and laws
allowing the political process to take place in honest and
transparent conditions, under neutral international supervision.
6) Affirmation of the patriotic, Arab and Islamic identity of Iraq,
and firm opposition to all positions that might lead to the loss of
7) Liberation of all prisoners and detainees in the jails of the
occupation and the provisional government, in particular the women;
cessation of the continuous search operations and violation of human
rights in all Iraqi provinces; demanding the reconstruction of
destroyed cities and payment of just and fair reparations to their
The participant forces call on the other patriotic forces that agree
with them on these principles to sign this statement as a service to
our patriotic cause and for the sake of regrouping all Iraqi
patriotic forces and unifying their position.
The Anti-Occupation Patriotic Forces
6 Muharram 1426 / 15 February 2005
1- al-Sadr's Current
2- The al-Khalesiyya School
3- Association of Muslim Scholars
4- Patriotic Front for the Liberation of Iraq
5- Iraqi Patriotic Founding Congress
6- Popular Council for Culture and Arts
7- Nasserite Vanguard Party
8- Council of Woman's Will
9- People's Unity Party [Communist]
10- Movement of the Arab Nationalist Current
11- Party of Reform, Justice and Democracy
12- United Iraq Party
13- Islamic Bloc
14- Nationalist Democratic Party
15- United Patriotic Movement
16- Regroupment for Iraq
17- Progressive Union of Iraqi Students
18- Arab Regroupment in Kirkuk
19- Popular Nationalist Party
20- Arab Socialist Movement (Patriotic Command)
21- Union of republic's Women
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