* WE WELCOME ANY INITIATIVE LEADING TO PRESERVING IRAQI UNITY AND SECURITY.
* CONFLICT IN IRAQ IS POLITICAL NOT SECTARIAN.
Sheikh Ali Al-Najafy, director of His Eminence office, met with Dr. Yan Vigil, EU envoy of enhancing religion freedom and convergence outside of the EU along with the accompanied delegation and stated that sectarianism is a political strategy serving external agenda, meaning that there is no real sectarian problems in Iraq, but the regional players have practiced a role which left its sequences on the Iraqi society, stressing that we need time to bridge such social gap which is a result of this conflict, and then we make peace and remedy all issues.
“The religious authorities in Holy Najaf have the burden of such conflicts and have always the cornerstone of Iraqi unity, and worked very hard not to marginalize any sect or ethnic group in Iraq. Furthermore, religious authorities are the supporter of each individual and make sure that the voice of the Iraqi people is the only one to make decisions” Shei Ali Al-Najafy stated.
Al-Najafy stated they welcome any initiative that could lead to Iraqi unity and security in terms of respecting the freedoms, human lives, and religions.
Yan stated that the entire world admit that the parental role of His Eminence and other religious authorities in Holy Najaf have the greatest impact and role on Iraqi people, present a detailed account of the status of Najaf, appreciating the visions and suggestions of the central office of His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) in terms of respecting humanity and ridding of violence.