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U.N. chief urges global support for Iraq

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer Sun Apr 29, 7:40 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world’s major powers to support an economic and political reform package for Iraq at a conference in Egypt this week, saying this would encourage Iraqis to promote national reconciliation.

Ban is co-chairing Thursday’s conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik to launch the International Compact with Iraq, which was established by the U.N. and Iraqi government shortly after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took office in June 2006.

The five-year compact requires the government to enact key political and economic reforms during its transition to financial self-sufficiency and integration into the regional and global economy.

Ban and al-Maliki will push participants at the conference to forgive Iraq’s huge debts and provide financial assistance to help implement the plan.

“This will be a very important international conference to help the Iraqi government to restore peace politically and economically,” Ban said in an interview Thursday.

“We are very much concerned by continuing sectarian violence, and we hope that with this commitment from the international community, (the) Iraqi people will also do their own efforts to promote national reconciliation.”

Asked whether the compact can make an actual difference in people’s lives in the face of sectarian violence, Ban said he was confident it would send a “strong message” to the Iraqi people to work toward national reconciliation.

Arab countries are demanding that Iraq’s Shiite-led government do more to reach out to disgruntled Sunni Arabs before pledging any substantial aid to the country, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press before the meeting.

That stance, and the festering tensions between Iraq and its neighbors, are complicating the U.S. and Iraqi goal of getting strong support for the compact and forgiveness of Iraq’s huge debts.

Al-Maliki, on a Mideast tour last week, said Iraq would not tolerate other Arab countries setting conditions on his government. He also accused some Arab countries of still harboring extremists who infiltrate Iraq to launch attacks.

Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. envoy for the Iraq Compact, noted last month that several countries have already said they will forgive about $4 billion in Iraqi debt.

Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi presented the compact to envoys from nearly 100 countries and international organizations in March at U.N. headquarters.

The compact includes provisions for an oil-profit sharing law, which Abdul-Mahdi predicted the Iraqi parliament would adopt in the coming weeks; a plan for drawing foreign investment into the country; and a fully funded budget for 2007 calling for a doubling of spending on education and health.

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

One comment on “U.N. chief urges global support for Iraq

  1. Ian Bach
    June 6, 2007

    FROM ANON – In all honesty.. about the only way a tolerable peace may be possible.. is to divide the country.. equally in wealth and population. When one goes back as far as 2500 years ago.. every nation that has EVER tried to quell the violence between these two factions.. has had its own nation fall.

    This is a rock that will NOT break. I’m not without hope for the area.. it’s just trying to get into the arab mind. Very difficult to do.. especially from a woman’s point of view (a nurturer). Unfortunately, there are just some areas in the world that can only co-exist with the existence of an “iron fist”.

    Bosnia, Iraq, etc.. Areas where old grudges run multiple generations deep. sigh. Have you read Caleb Carr’s book, ‘The lessons of Terror’? There are many things to be looked at in this book! He has a few areas that could use improvement as one adjusts to the arab mindset. There’s another book, “The Pentagon’s New Map” that just doesn’t grasp the differences in the world. It is NOT all driven by economics. sigh. We must understand that to start making real dents in our efforts.

    Just my humble opinion. I could be totally wrong.

    Wednesday May 2, 2007 – 05:21pm (CDT

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