English KURDI كوردي عربي
BAGHDAD, July 21 (AKnews) - The State of Law Coalition (SLC) led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stated Saturday that the latter's decision to forgive all those who took negative attitudes from the political process in Syria is a step to support the national reconciliation project adopted by the government.
The presidency of the Iraqi government announced that it had decided to forgive all the Iraqis in Syria who have had negative attitudes towards the political process and who were not involved in any crimes. The PM called on them to return to the country after violence escalated.
The leader of the coalition Mohammed al-Saihoud said: "We need the national reconciliation to overcome all the crises in order to bridge the gap in views between the parties."
Syria is witnessing a popular uprising demanding the end of the rule of President Bashar al-Assad's family. Human rights organizations said that 17,000 people were killed since March 2011.
Thousands of Iraqis have migrated from several cities after the events of the April 9, 2003. Some of them migrated for their relation to the Baathist regime and others emigrated after the escalation of sectarian violence after the bombing of Askari shrine in Samurra in 2006.
By Raman Brosk